Clergy Denounce Rep. Mast’s Vote, Call On Senate To Protect SNAP Food Benefits for Families

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May 21, 2018

 

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Clergy Denounce Rep. Mast’s Vote, Call On Senate To Protect SNAP Food Benefits for Families

 

Ft. Pierce, Fla. -- On Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:30 a.m., prominent faith and community leaders will hold a press conference at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church calling on Senators Rubio and Nelson to vote “no” on any legislation that makes cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), included in the Farm Bill.

 

On Friday, the House rejected a $867 billion farm bill  after spending days negotiating. The Farm Bill that would reduce or eliminate food assistance for 2 million Americans, including low-income working families, children, seniors, people with disabilities and veterans.

 

WHAT:

Press Conference to save SNAP

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:30 a.m.

 

WHERE:

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church

921 Orange Ave.

Ft. Pierce, FL

 

WHO:

Rev. Jonathan Ingram, St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church

Fr. Bernie Sheffield, St. Julian of Norwich Old Catholic Church

Rep. Larry Lee, Florida House of Representatives, District 84

Impacted persons

 

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