Statement from the AME Church regarding cuts to Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP)

Religion News Service | 12/6/2019 | RNS Press Release Distribution Service
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The AME Church asks that more governmental efforts focus on affordable career training opportunities, affordable higher education, student loan forgiveness programs, student loan interest forgiveness, employment programs, and assisting states in increasing minimum wage to help both unemployed and working adults, instead of cutting the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) and other programs established to assist with basic human needs.

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On December 4, 2019, the current administration moved forward in a decision to cut food assistance to 700,000 unemployed and underemployed SNAP participants ages 18 to 49 years old. Taking away supplemental resources further hinders an individual's ability to regain financial stability in the face of navigating rent, mortgages, insurance, car payments or other transportation costs, health insurance, and an antiquated tax system that in many cases requires single individuals to pay more federal and state taxes. This also penalizes a person laid off and job closing who paid taxes to support SNAP, only to find themselves unable to benefit from a program their taxes dollars contributed to...
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