Call In Day: Protect Nutrition Safety NetNovember 16th, 2011
by Colleen Rivecca
The Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (commonly known as the “Super Committee”) has only one week left to develop its deficit reduction plan. Anti-hunger advocates from across the country are calling on our Congressional representatives to tell the Super Committee that deficit reduction should not be achieved by increasing hunger and malnutrition by cutting funding for nutrition safety net programs like SNAP (food stamps), the Emergency Food Assistance Program, WIC, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, or child nutrition programs.
Our friends at Feeding America have made it easy to get in touch with our Congressional representatives to ask them to tell the Super Committee not to reduce the deficit by increasing hunger.
Here’s what you can do — take five minutes and call today (and don’t forget to share this post with a friend!)
1. Dial the toll-free number—1-877-698-8228
2. When prompted, enter your zip code.
3. Listen to the brief instructions, and you will be patched through to your Senator’s office automatically.
4.Once you’ve been connected to the first office, deliver this message:
“Please weigh in with the Super Committee personally and urge them to reject any proposals that would cut anti-hunger programs like SNAP, TEFAP, CSFP, or WIC or other child nutrition programs during the deficit reduction process. We cannot afford to increase hunger in America.”
After the call, stay on the line. You will be automatically connected to your remaining legislators’ offices.