MAZON Taking Action
MAZON Leads Opposition to Proposed Categorical Eligibility Changes Sep 23, 2019
MAZON led 23 national faith-based organizations in a letter opposing USDA’s proposed rule change regarding Categorical Eligibility in SNAP.
We Oppose: USDA Proposed Rule Change to Categorical Eligibility Will Increase Hunger Sep 20, 2019
MAZON submitted formal comments to USDA regarding its proposed rule change to “revise” Categorical Eligibility in SNAP. We argue that the proposal will increase hunger and hardship in America, particularly for populations that have long been overlooked including seniors, currently-serving military families, veterans, Native Americans, and those in rural America.
We Support: Care for LGBTQ Seniors and Seniors with HIV Amendment Act of 2019 Sep 18, 2019
MAZON joined over 30 organizations in a letter urging Washington D.C. councilmembers to ensure that LGBTQ older adults and older people living with HIV/AIDS are recognized among the “greatest social need” and included in D.C.’s planning for older adult services and supports.
MAZON Urges Support for Military Families in NDAA Sep 9, 2019
MAZON wrote a letter urging House and Senate Armed Services Committee leadership to preserve the Military Family Basic Needs Allowance in the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report.
We Support: Letter to Congress Urging Bipartisan Budget Deal Jul 30, 2019
MAZON joined over 30 faith-based organizations in a letter urging Congress to pass a bipartisan budget deal that lifts caps for non-defense spending, and to prioritize funding for vulnerable populations in appropriations.
We Support: Letter Urging Congress to Raise Budget Caps Jun 25, 2019
MAZON joined over 250 national organizations in a letter calling on Congress to lift caps on discretionary spending to ensure those who are struggling can meet basic needs.