Las Vegas Sun

September 22, 2018

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Letter to the editor:

Speak up for those in need

It is always the job of citizens to follow what is going on in government. 

Right now, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help people in need put food on the table is in danger of cuts. 

With 1 in 5 children living in poverty, we need to talk to those who represent us in Congress, because this needs to change. 

Start by choosing the Senate version of the farm bill, bipartisan legislation that protects this first line defense against hunger in our country. 

Why not make a call or send an email to your representatives requesting that they protect SNAP, Social Security and Medicare?This is how citizens do their part in a democracy.And of course, vote.