Newest food aid attack – making cold people go hungry

By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: comments due December 2 - If it feels like you’ve read something here before about the Grinch-in-Chief trying to cut back on food aid to this nation’s needy … it’s because you have. We’ve been writing about this time and time and time and time again, because they keep trying. … Continue reading Newest food aid attack – making cold people go hungry

Oh SNAP – yes, again

Deadline: September 23 - On July 24, 2019, the administration announced plans to disqualify three million Americans from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP, informally known as food stamps) by taking away states' ability to expand eligibility rules beyond Federal limits. SNAP is a crucial form of anti-poverty assistance here in California. The proposed rule … Continue reading Oh SNAP – yes, again

IEB 7/16/19 Meeting with Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, AD-15

Meeting with Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, AD-15, on July 16, 2019 PRESENT: Buffy Wicks; Senior Field Representative Uche Uwahemu; one additional staff person and three interns; five IEB members. This was Indivisible East Bay’s first solo meeting with Assemblymember Wicks, following our May 10, 2019 meeting with her and Asm. Rob Bonta. We gave Wicks and her … Continue reading IEB 7/16/19 Meeting with Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, AD-15

Fight hunger: support AB 1022

We recently reported about the Administration's attempt to take food out of the mouths of the poor via an executive order limiting food aid benefits to just three months for unemployed and underemployed individuals without dependent children. Now East Bay Assemblymember Buffy Wicks has introduced AB 1022, which would provide a state funded nutrition benefit for … Continue reading Fight hunger: support AB 1022

March 2019 meeting with Sen. Nancy Skinner

State Senator Nancy Skinner and her aide Margaret Hanlon-Gradie met with six Indivisible East Bay members, including the founder of California StateStrong, on March 1, 2019, to talk about important bills in the current legislative session. The half-hour meeting was wide-ranging, including discussions of bills that Indivisible East Bay is prioritizing and bills that Sen. … Continue reading March 2019 meeting with Sen. Nancy Skinner

Protest proposed rule limiting food aid

Action Deadline: April 2 - The war against people who need help getting food on the table never ends. We fought for a 2018 Farm Bill that didn't cut aid or impose harsh time limits for millions of SNAP/CalFresh (food stamp) recipients, and we won in a bipartisan victory! But now Trump's Department of Agriculture (USDA) … Continue reading Protest proposed rule limiting food aid

Out of the mouths of babes

Deadline for public comments: December 10, 2018  What could be meaner than taking food out of the mouths of children? The latest assault from the Grinch Administration is a proposed regulation that would change how the government evaluates legal immigrants for green cards and visas. If this regulation takes effect, it could literally result in … Continue reading Out of the mouths of babes

Protect the Farm Bill in Conference

We've been writing for some time about the Farm Bill, an immense piece of legislation that - among many, many other things - covers SNAP/CalFresh (aka food stamps). Once again, we need you to contact your members of Congress to protect this crucial benefit that helps one in eight Americans put food on the table. … Continue reading Protect the Farm Bill in Conference

Feed People – Save Food Stamps

House Republicans drastically cut SNAP/CalFresh (AKA food stamps) from the Farm Bill (H.R. 2) on June 21, and this week the action moves to the Senate, with an expected vote by Friday, June 29. SNAP helps put food on the table for people struggling to find work, low-income families with children, veterans, and seniors. Find … Continue reading Feed People – Save Food Stamps