Dear Colleagues --
Peter Reinecke has just forwarded the attached note laying out a specific list of Farm Bill conferees who are most important to the SNAP bill. On our call tomorrow morning, Peter and Trish will provide more details, but I wanted you to have this list of key Senators and Representatives in advance of the call.
If you are in Kansas, Iowa, Utah, or Arizona, your calls will be particularly important as constituents. We urge you take a few moments to make that call. It could make a big difference.
Thanks, and we look forward to having you on the call.
Please see below for call-in details and instructions:
UNPA SNAP Legislation -- Urgent Conference Call
Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (MDT)
Enter code: 828404
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Peter Reinecke <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 6:31 AM
Subject: Fw: URGENT -- SNAP Bill Update
To: Loren Israelsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Patricia Knight <email@example.com>, Frank Lampe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
You said that a specific list of key targets would be helpful. In the attached memo sent to Members, we identify key Senators and Representatives who UNPA members should contact.
Senator Roberts (Ag Committee Chair from Kansas)
Senator Joni Ernst (Ag Committee Member from Iowa)
Senator Orrin Hatch (Senate sponsor of the multi-vitamin amendment with Sen. Scott)
Rep. John O'Halloran (House Ag Committee member from Arizona)
We also call on any UNPA members who have close ties with their local food banks to reach out to them to urge them to send a letter of support to their Members of Congress and send us a copy so we can share with other Members. Many Members of Congress look to food banks for advice about nutrition programs.
Look forward to the call tomorrow at 11:00 mountain/1:00 Eastern.