Feeding America and national partners are launching a two-week virtual rally focusing on the White House this week and on Congressional Leaders next week. The goal of the campaign is to generate a high volume of Twitter and Facebook messages targeted at the five key negotiators in deficit reduction talks. We are partnering with other hunger-relief organizations to get the word out!
Our campaign is focused on protecting two key supports for Americans struggling with hunger: SNAP (food stamps) and the charitable giving tax deduction.
Let's bombard our leaders with messages!
There are three main actions you can take to support the campaign:
Help us track our impact, each Tweet must also include at least one of the following hashtags: #SNAPworks or #ProtectGiving.
Here is the schedule for when you should contact our leaders:
Thurs Dec 6: President Obama @WhiteHouse
Fri Dec 7: President Obama @WhiteHouse
Tues Dec 11: Speaker of the House John Boehner @SpeakerBoehner
Weds Dec 12: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid @SenatorReid
Thurs Dec 13: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi @NancyPelosi
Fri Dec 14: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell @McConnellPress
Please do not let Congress cut SNAP (food stamp) programs & charitable tax deductions to balance the budget during the "Fiscal Cliff" Do not balance the budget on the backs of the poor!
.@TWITTERHANDLE Pls do not cut #SNAP (food stamp) programs & charitable tax deductions #SNAPworks #ProtectGiving Pls RT
.@TWITTERHANDLE Stand up 4 hungry families in debt deal - 1/5 kids at risk of #hunger #SNAPworks #ProtectGiving #WIC PlsRT
1/5 kids at risk of #hunger & half #SNAP participants R kids Tell .@TWITTERHANDLE 2 protect hungry families #SNAPworks PlsRT