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Food for the Hungry Shouldn't Have a Time Limit


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Freya
- 135 days ago - frac.org
Don't Let Trump Administration Take Food Away from 755,000 People



   

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Kathleen M (208)
Sunday February 3, 2019, 4:50 pm
Most definitely SS&N! Thx Freya.
 

Animae C (509)
Sunday February 3, 2019, 4:56 pm
My letter, if anyone wants to copy/paste it;

"I take this the opportunity to comment in opposition to USDA’s Proposed Rulemaking on SNAP requirements and services for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs). The proposed changes would cause serious harm to our community and the nation.

SNAP plays a critical role in addressing hunger and food insecurity in our community. It is the first line of defense against hunger for low-income residents.

Based on USDA Economic Research Service analysis, it is estimated that each $1 in federal SNAP benefits generates $1.79 in economic activity. Those dollars help many food retailers operating on thin margins to remain in business; something that improves food access for all residents.

I strongly oppose the proposed rule that would expose even more people to the arbitrary food cutoff policy by limiting state flexibility regarding area waivers and individual exemptions. By the Administration’s own calculations, the proposed rule would take food away from 755,000 low-income Americans, cutting food benefits by $15 billion over ten years. The Administration does not estimate any improvements in health or employment among the affected population.

The proposed rule would make it harder for areas with elevated unemployment rates to qualify for waivers of the time limit by adding a 7% unemployment rate floor as a condition. This would have a negative impact in our state.

The proposed rule would make it harder for states to obtain and implement area waivers by dropping statewide waivers except when a state triggers extended benefits under Unemployment Insurance. It would unduly limit the economic factors considered in assessing an area’s eligibility for a waiver. It would undermine efficient state implementation of area waivers by limiting their duration to 12 months and delaying their start dates until after USDA processes the request. In addition, the proposed rule would remove states’ ability to use exemptions accumulated prior to the rule’s implementation as well limit the time states’ have to use exemptions they receive in the future.
I strongly oppose the proposed rule that would expose even more people to the arbitrary SNAP food cutoff policy and harm our community.

Sincerely,"

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TY Freya
 

Animae C (509)
Sunday February 3, 2019, 4:58 pm
You took following actions for the engagement
"Tell USDA Not to Take Food Away from 755,000 Low-income Americans"
on 02/03/2019 07:57 PM:
Commented on the document:
FNS-2018-0004

Thank you for taking action on our issue.
 

Glennis Whitney (393)
Sunday February 3, 2019, 5:22 pm
Thank you for caring and sharing
 

Colleen L (3)
Sunday February 3, 2019, 8:42 pm
You took following actions for the engagement "Tell USDA Not to Take Food Away from 755,000 Low-income Americans" on 02/03/2019 11:42 PM:
Commented on the document:
FNS-2018-0004
Thank you for taking action on our issue.
Thanks Freya
 

S J (124)
Monday February 4, 2019, 6:12 am
You took following actions for the engagement "Tell USDA Not to Take Food Away from 755,000 Low-income Americans" on 02/04/2019 09:12 AM:
Commented on the document:
FNS-2018-0004
Thank you for taking action on our issue.
 

Mary F (19)
Monday February 4, 2019, 6:59 am
Noted and signed with comments!
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday February 4, 2019, 7:27 am
You took following actions for the engagement "Tell USDA Not to Take Food Away from 755,000 Low-income Americans" on 02/04/2019 10:26 AM:
Commented on the document:
FNS-2018-0004

Thank you for taking action on our issue.
 

Raleigh k (358)
Monday February 4, 2019, 12:56 pm
page not found
 

Melania P (123)
Monday February 4, 2019, 1:34 pm
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Winn Adams (179)
Monday February 4, 2019, 2:33 pm
The page can't be found now. :-(
 

Fran F (116)
Monday February 4, 2019, 11:31 pm
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Angelflowers D (1)
Tuesday February 5, 2019, 3:57 am
Tyfs this article..👁️
 

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Tuesday February 5, 2019, 6:36 pm
page not found
 

Helen C (15)
Tuesday February 5, 2019, 8:30 pm
where is the page
 

Elizabeth Story (1)
Wednesday February 6, 2019, 6:11 am
Page can be found at http://www.frac.org/?s=food+for+the+hungry
Comment letter for US residents only. Thanks anyway.
 

Sara S (0)
Sunday February 10, 2019, 6:44 am
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