MAZON Taking Action
We Support: Letter to Express Concern About SNAP and Seniors in the Farm Bill Apr 17, 2018
MAZON joined 35 nonprofit, advocacy, and public health organizations to urge Congress to protect and strengthen SNAP in the Farm Bill, particularly on behalf of older Americans and seniors, who will be greatly impacted if these harmful proposals move forward.
We Support: Appropriations Request to Adequately Fund the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Mar 30, 2018
WIC is an evidence-based program that has been instrumental in improving at-risk women and children’s health, growth and development for 44 years. MAZON joined anti-hunger and public health organizations and advocates to urge the Appropriations committee to continue to provide sufficient funding for WIC so that all eligible applicants can be served.
We Support: Interfaith Letter to Express Concern on Harsh Work Requirements for Anti-Poverty Programs Mar 13, 2018
On behalf of the undersigned religious denominations and faith-based organizations representing millions of people of faith across the country, we write to express our deepest concern about proposals to undermine Americans’ basic living standards by imposing work requirements on essential anti-poverty programs.
We Support: Letter to Department of Commerce on Addition of Citizenship Question to 2020 Census Feb 16, 2018
MAZON joined The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and eight other major Jewish organizations to send a letter to Secretary Wilbur Ross, urging the U.S. Commerce Department to protect the integrity of the 2020 Census by not including a new question regarding citizenship.
We Support: Americans are at increased risk of hunger and malnutrition. Nov 7, 2017
In order to help address food insecurity, Congress authorized the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). CSFP serves nearly 700,000 low-income adults age 60 and up each year with monthly shelf-stable, nutrient rich foods.
We Support: The existing law, known as the Johnson Amendment, is vital to preserving the charitable sector’s integrity and the public’s trust in our organizations. Nov 3, 2017
Charitable nonprofits and houses of worship can only be successful if we maintain public trust in our integrity and commitment to mission. Politicizing them for the benefit of politicians and partisan donors would destroy that trust. Every charitable dollar spent on partisan campaign politics is one less dollar spent on the public good.