MAZON Taking Action
MAZON Testifies Before Congress Jan 9, 2020
Josh Protas, MAZON’s Vice President of Public Policy, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity in a hearing entitled “Reviewing the Availability of Resources to Address Veteran Hunger.”
We Oppose: Proposed Changes to Enable Discrimination in HHS-Funded Programs Dec 17, 2019
MAZON submitted formal comments regarding the Department of Human Services’ proposed rule change to eliminate protections that currently prohibit government-funded programs from discriminating against people they serve.
We Oppose: Proposed Changes to Benefit Calculations for SNAP Dec 2, 2019
MAZON submitted formal comments regarding USDA's proposed changes to the way that SNAP benefits are calculated. We are deeply concerned that this proposal would restrict state flexibility and efficiency, circumvent Congressional intent, and cause significant harm to people who are struggling to feed themselves and their families.
MAZON Leads Opposition to Proposed Changes to SNAP Benefit Calculations Dec 2, 2019
MAZON led 26 national faith-based organizations in a letter opposing USDA’s proposed rule change to SNAP benefit calculations.
MAZON Urges Prioritization of Food Security and Sovereignty in Honoring Promises to Native Nations Act Nov 21, 2019
MAZON and the Native Farm Bill Coalition wrote a letter to Rep. Haaland and Sen. Warren in support of the Honoring Promises to Native Nations Act and asking for the inclusion of provisions enhancing Tribal sovereignty through food security and food sovereignty.
MAZON Leads Charge to Fund SNAP During Future Government Shutdowns Nov 12, 2019
MAZON led 18 national faith-based organizations in a letter calling for Congress to give USDA the authority to fund federal nutrition programs for 120 days following the expiration of legislation to fund the government, to prevent the worsening of hunger.