Action Alert: Join Us in Fighting Another Harmful Federal Rule Change Threatening SNAP

Yet again, the federal administration has released a proposal for a federal rule change which threatens the SNAP benefits of 3.1 million Americans, cutting SNAP benefits over five years by $10.5 billion, while increasing SNAP administrative costs by $2.3 billion.   The new proposed rule would gut states’ options to eliminate SNAP asset tests and use [...]

By |2019-09-09T22:06:57+00:00September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Take Action for the License to Work Act!

On March 20th, the Illinois Senate Transportation Committee voted unanimously in support of the License to Work Act. We've come a long ways since our first year working to end driver's license suspension as a penalty for most non-moving violations. Now, we need your help to pass the License to Work Act on the Senate [...]

By |2019-03-25T20:41:39+00:00March 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Submit your comment against the proposed SNAP ABAWD waiver rule harming over 400,000 Illinoisans!

Despite the successful passing of a bipartisan Farm Bill in December 2018 that strengthened federal SNAP support and resources, the Trump administration has sidestepped Congress and proposed federal rule changes that will have several extremely harmful effects in Illinois that need our urgent action: The proposed rule changes would severely limit Illinois' ability to apply for the [...]

By |2019-04-09T14:17:49+00:00March 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Call Today for the License to Work Act!

Four. That's the number of states that suspend driver's licenses for failing to pay parking tickets. Most states recognize this consequence is totally out of proportion with the violation. With your help, let's get that number down to three. Soon, the License to Work Act, SB2411, will go to the Senate floor for a vote. Now [...]

By |2018-05-30T15:45:10+00:00April 30th, 2018|Tags: , |0 Comments

Take Action to Protect SNAP Funding

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program helping people struggling with food insecurity. It helps 1.9 million people in Illinois (about 1 in 7 people) afford enough food to lead a healthy life. Able bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) on SNAP are subject to a work requirement to continue [...]

By |2017-10-18T20:19:02+00:00September 18th, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments