The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, the largest coalition of national organizations advocating for public policies that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society, sent a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives opposing the cuts to SNAP in the House bill. Forty national disability groups, including the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, signed on.
As the legislation advances and the House and Senate work to reconcile the differences between their two bills in conference committee, the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities will continue to send Congress a loud and clear message to protect and strengthen SNAP. Congress should focus on supporting policies that end hunger and lift people out of poverty in Georgia and across the country.
Kyle Waide is president and CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Eric E. Jacobson is executive director of the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities.