Did your Representatives vote to protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a program that helps millions of people with disabilities put food on the table?
Find out and thank them or hold them accountable!
On May 18, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill. The bill would have subjected millions of people who rely on SNAP to sweeping, harsh new work and reporting requirements. As a result, roughly 2 million people would see their SNAP benefits reduced or cut off.
SNAP is vitally important for people with disabilities and their families. We know that all too often food insecurity and disability go together. Families that include people with disabilities are two to three times more likely to experience food insecurity than families that have no members with disabilities. Many people with disabilities or chronic illness, and their families, would be hurt by cuts to SNAP.
TAKE ACTION: To find out how your representative voted, visit
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Anyone wanting more information related to SNAP or those with an interest in advocating for this important cause are strongly encouraged to contact The Arc of Alabama’s office at 334-262-7688. Remember- it is possible 2 million people stand the chance of having their SNAP benefits reduced or terminated.