Economic Justice

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By most measures, the United States is a country of wealth and abundance. Yet, for many people, the U.S. economy isn’t working. In the richest country in the world, everyone should be able to eat three meals a day, have a roof over his or her head, and access health care. In addition, everyone should have opportunities to learn, work, and grow. A just economy is built on this foundation of economic stability and opportunity.

More on Economic Justice

Legislative Ask Pass A Farm Bill Modeled After the Senate Bill That Will Protect and Strengthen SNAP 

The House and Senate have each passed their own, starkly different, versions of a farm bill (H.R. 2). The bill now moves to conference as legislators negotiate a final bill. The consequences for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) could be huge and devastating.

Update Update: Where the Farm Bill Stands Now 

On Thursday, June 28, the Senate passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, better known as the Senate farm bill. The bill passed by an overwhelming vote of 86-11 and without any harmful amendments. This was a huge victory.

FCNL Commends Bipartisan Farm Bill Passage 


Washington, DC (June 29, 2018) – The Quaker lobby, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), applauds the Senate for protecting vital nutrition programs in the Senate Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which passed with strong bipartisan support in an 86-11 vote last night.

Update Why SNAP Matters for Formerly Incarcerated People 

The House just passed a Farm Bill that will force at least two million people off of vital nutrition assistance by making harmful changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP is a vital resource for many leaving prisons and jails and returning to communities.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Deplores House Assault on Vulnerable Families 

Washington, DC (June 22, 2018) – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) sharply criticized the passage of the farm bill, H.R.2., last night. The five-year bill will force 2 million Americans to lose some or all their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or food assistance benefits.

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