MAZON Taking Action
We Support: Call for Colorado Legislature and Governor to Prioritize Hunger May 18, 2020
MAZON joined a letter to Governor Polis and Members of the Colorado General Assembly calling for the inclusion of food security in any future COVID-19 response planning.
We Support: Call to Provide Robust Funding for the United States Postal Service May 6, 2020
MAZON joined over 100 organizations in a letter calling on Congress to provide robust funding for the United States Postal Service (USPS) in the next COVID funding package.
We Support: Wisconsin Delegation Letter to Congressional Leadership May 5, 2020
MAZON supports U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore, Ron Kind and Mark Pocan letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to prioritize the needs of participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the next coronavirus relief bill to ensure that SNAP can continue to play a role in enhancing Wisconsin families’ food security and supporting our economic recovery.
We Support: Letter Calling for Protections for Older Adults in Response to COVID-19 May 4, 2020
MAZON joined 192 organizations in a letter to Congressional Leadership outlining urgent priorities for low-income older adults who are most at risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 including increasing the maximum SNAP benefit levels by at least 15 percent to ensure older adults and their families have access to food during this emergency.
MAZON Supports LA City Council Resolution to Strengthen SNAP Apr 30, 2020
Councilmember Bob Blumenfield introduced a Resolution to the LA City Council calling upon Congress and the Department of Agriculture to make critical improvements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as food stamps, for struggling families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Resolution — which contains policy recommendations from MAZON — is an important acknowledgment of the hard work being done to feed the most vulnerable among us, and the need for leadership from the federal government to ensure that everyone can safely access the nutritious food they need. This resolution sends an incredibly strong message on its own and can be used as a model for similar Resolutions across the country.
MAZON Urges Congressional Leadership to Protect Struggling Military Families Apr 30, 2020
MAZON and sixteen military service organizations and anti-hunger organizations issued a letter to Congressional Leadership highlighting the significant impact COVID-19 is having on many military families. We urge Congress to immediately amend Section 403(k) of Title 37 to exclude the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) from being counted as income when calculating eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other federal nutrition assistance benefits.