Faith Leaders Call On Rep. Bilirakis To Protect SNAP Food Benefits for Mothers, Children

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May 11, 2018

 

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Faith Leaders Call On Rep. Bilirakis To Protect SNAP Food Benefits for Mothers, Children


 

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. -- On Monday, May 14th at noon, prominent faith leaders will hold a press conference near Rep. Gus Bilirakis’ Tarpon Springs office urging lawmakers to reject cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 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. The House is expected to vote on this legislation this week.

 

Religious leaders and local farmers’ market advocates that accept SNAP/EBT will also deliver a moral declaration signed by over 500 people of faith to Rep. Bilirakis’ office demanding lawmakers do the right thing and reject these immoral policies that will increase suffering, hunger and poverty.

 

What:

Press Conference to save SNAP and reject GOP’s House Farm Bill

 

WHEN:

Monday, May 14, at 12:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Michael and Evelyn Bilirakis Building (outside at sidewalk)

St. Petersburg College

38500 US Highway 19 North

Tarpon Springs, FL

 

WHO:

Rev. Dr. Russell Meyer, Florida Council of Churches

Rev. James T. Golden, 11th Episcopal District, AME Church

Shannon Love, Impacted citizen

 

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