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Monday, March 23, 2015

National Call in Day: Call Congress Tomorrow!


Calling Congress is easy. Here's how:

Just dial the toll free number, (888) 398-8702, listen to the pre-recorded message and enter your zip code when prompted.

Once you are connected to your first Member of Congress or their Legislative Aide, state that you are a constituent, and give your name and the town you are calling from.

Let them know you are calling about the federal budget and SNAP and deliver this important message:

"As your constituent, I am calling you today to ask you to vote against any efforts to cut or block-grant hunger-relief programs like SNAP when you consider the budget resolution. SNAP benefits have already been cut twice in the last two years. Hungry people rely on these programs, and local food pantries will be unable to meet the need in our community if these programs are cut. Please find a better way to balance the budget."

Be sure to dial back in and speak with both of your senators and your representative. Research shows that a legislator will take notice if just 10-30 people call in on a topic. We are joining with other anti-hunger programs across the nation to speak with one voice. Please take a moment and be a part of this effort.