MAZON Taking Action
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 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.
We Support: Letter Signed by Over 100 National Organizations Supporting the Dignity in Aging Act Nov 5, 2019
MAZON joined over 100 national organizations expressing support for the “Dignity in Aging Act” (H.R. 4334) to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA) — this bill unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives on October 28. We encourage the Senate to advance this bipartisan bill, which strengthens and increases funding authorizations for OAA programs that provide nutrition and other assistance to over 11 million seniors and caregivers.
We Support: Letter to Congress Prohibiting ERS/NIFA Relocation Nov 4, 2019
MAZON joined over 20 organizations in a letter urging congressional appropriators to prohibit the relocation of USDA’s two key research agencies—the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)—from Washington, DC to Kansas City.
We Oppose: Proposed Changes to Categorical Eligibility in SNAP Oct 25, 2019
MAZON submitted formal comments for the reopened comment period regarding USDA’s proposed changes to Categorical Eligibility in SNAP. We are deeply concerned that this proposal will jeopardize free school meals for nearly one million children, potentially impacting community eligibility for nutrition programs and exacerbating the phenomenon of “lunch shaming.”