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Action Alert: Urge your Representative to Oppose the House Farm Bill

Tuesday, May 15, 2018  
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New Action Alert released 05/08/18:  Even if you have sent Academy Action Alerts in the past, please take action today!

The House may vote as early as this week on the farm bill, which the Academy believes includes harmful changes to critical nutrition programs. 

Changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could result in more than 2 million people losing access to critical food assistance or having their benefits reduced. Major changes proposed for SNAP-Ed and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program could ultimately impact the families whom these programs serve. Additionally, allowing the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program to include all forms of fruits and vegetables would take away a valuable learning opportunity for children. 

Urge your representative to oppose the House farm bill. Ask your member of Congress instead to advance a farm bill that strengthens the nation’s nutrition programs.

You can complete the Action Alert in less than 2 minutes. Visit and sign in, click on "Advocacy" and then "Take Action" (under "Action Center"). Please note: The Academy's Action Center works best with Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome as your web browser; typically Safari is incompatible. 

After submitting the message, follow up with a phone call. Dial the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected with your representative. Use the action alert as talking points!