Add Your Voice
Advocacy literally means “to add one’s voice.” It is the process of publicly supporting a cause. If you are new to advocacy efforts, here is a list of several organizations with comprehensive advocacy toolkits. Please take time to read through these sites and find what efforts work best for you.
Advocating with Legislators
Advocacy involves communicating with our elected officials to urge their support for legislation that will help provide resources to those in need. To find your elected officials, click the button below and enter your address:
Advocate for Increasing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits
Here is a sample letter that you can mail or email to your legislators, especially U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott. You are welcome to change the text of this if you would like. You may also use this as a reminder of talking points if you call your legislator.
Tracking Current Legislation
H.R. 6800 Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act)
This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. It provides a 15% increase to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and additional stimulus.
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