DAYS UNTIL MID-TERM BALLOTS WILL BE MAILED: 37
DAYS UNTIL MID-TERM BALLOTS ARE DUE: 57
Congress has until September 30 to reconcile the Senate and House Farm Bills. The biggest obstacle? — the GOP’s insistence on cutting the highly-effective food stamp (SNAP) program, which delivers vital nutrition to needy families at a bargain price: $1.40/person/meal. The House bill, passed with zero Democratic votes, reduces or eliminates SNAP benefits for more than 2 million people. Unwieldy work requirements would make it more difficult for states to administer their programs and for recipients to navigate them.
The House bill targets working families, children, veterans and the disabled, would increase hunger in America, and is another attempt to pay for the $1.8 trillion deficit caused by the GOP Tax Scam, known in these parts as the WALDEN TAX SCAM (primarily benefiting wealthy Americans/corporations), by cutting social programs on which middle/lower-income citizens rely. It will widen America’s income inequality gap even more.
Most working-age adults receiving SNAP benefits are already subject to work requirements. The bi-partisan Senate bill adds no new work restrictions and expands pilot job training programs.
Food security is a non-negotiable! Undermining food security is unacceptable! Lying Brett Kavanaugh is unfit to serve on the Supreme Court!
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
SENATOR RON WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
**ACTION TWO: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling about the Farm Bill. Please tell Mr. Walden that I was outraged by his vote to support the House Farm Bill. I ask that he put people before GOP tax shams, reconsider his position and work with conferees to 1) oppose the House-passed work requirements along with other restrictions that will make accessing SNAP benefits more difficult, and 2) keep the Senate-passed expanded funding for SNAP employment and training programs. Thank you.”
COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN
**ACTION THREE: WORK TO STOP KAVANAUGH AND TURN CONGRESS BLUE**
- Visit Jamie’s website to learn more and keep up to date:
- Make sure you and everyone you know is registered to vote: iwillvote.com
- Help take back the Senate and adopt a vulnerable blue senator in a red state. Do something every month to help their election. roadto2018.com
- Make a plan for the last weekend of midterms: thelastweekend.org
- Check out this new resource from Pod Save America: Vote Save America https://votesaveamerica.com/