Action Needed: Contact your Members of Congress (House and Senate) and urge them to support Speaker Pelosi and Democratic Leader Schumer in putting SNAP among the priority programs for any COVID-19 package.
If your Member of Congress signed the House letter, thank them and urge them to continue to speak out on the need to include SNAP priorities in any COVID-19 legislative packages.
For House Members who did not sign the letter, and for all Senators, urge them to support SNAP in any future COVID-19 relief packages. Any COVID-19 economic recovery package must build on SNAP’s economic stimulus effects by
1. boosting SNAP maximum benefits by 15 percent;
2. increasing the minimum SNAP benefit from $16 to $30; and
3. suspending all SNAP administrative rules that would terminate or weaken benefits.
These temporary provisions must continue until the economy improves.
Need help finding your Members of Congress? Use this tool, which provides the phone numbers and social media accounts for Senators and Representatives by state and zip code.
Check out FRAC’s COVID-19 Updates page COVID-19 Updates page, which provides up-to-date information on legislation, bill summaries, policies, and other important new