September 26, 2013 at 7:03 AM
House conservatives vote to cut food stamps
Reverse the decision
Please urge U.S. senators and representatives to reverse the House vote to reduce SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) by $4 billion which will affect more than 47 million Americans. [“House conservatives vote to cut $4B in food stamps,” News, Sept. 20.]
Pacific Northwest residents include many who have connections with out-of-state officeholders. Please also ask them to make sure our poor do not suffer any more than they already do.
Malnutrition can diminish the children’s brains for life. Those of us who have experienced hunger and dehydration know those conditions leave a person with a worn out, warped feeling — too overwhelming to perform well at work.
Anyone who has gotten food from a food bank knows that, too regularly, the fruits and meats aren’t as fresh as merchandise on store shelves.
We can lift up our brothers and sisters.
John Freeburg, Bremerton
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