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Low income women tell Sen. Amy Klobuchar: ‘Undo the Food Stamp cuts!’

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November 13, 2013
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Welfare Rights Committee tells Sen. Amy Klobuchar: ‘Undo the Food  Stamp cuts!’
Welfare Rights Committee tells Sen. Amy Klobuchar: ‘Undo the Food Stamp cuts!’ (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Minneapolis, MN - Members of the Twin Cities-based Welfare Rights Committee held signs and banners during rush-hour, Nov. 12, in front of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office, telling her to undo the November Food Stamp/SNAP cuts, and to stop further cuts to Food Stamps.

Senator Klobuchar sits on the Agriculture conference committee in Washington D.C. that will decide the fate of the Food Stamp (now known as SNAP) program. Both houses of Congress are proposing cuts to this basic survival program. Now, people across the country are reeling from November’s across the board cuts to Food Stamps (the result of an expiration of a part of the federal stimulus program).

According to the Welfare Rights Committee’s Loretta VanPelt, “It seems that when budgets need to be ‘balanced’ it is balanced on the backs of the poor and working class, and we are the ones who have to pay the price for these budgets. We ask that Senator Klobuchar, as a member of the Ag Committee, to use her influence to undo all cuts to food stamps.”