Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
North Ave and N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218
Hunger March April 4, on the Rev. Dr. King Jr. Anniversary
Join the Food Is A Right Campaign
Say No to Food Stamp Cuts
Tell Trump & Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
STOP CUTS TO FOOD STAMPS & SCHOOL LUNCHES
“We demand money for human services, not war and big business profits”
This April 700,000 people will lose food stamps; and millions will get fewer benefits under rule changes made by the (USDA) U.S. Department of Agriculture.
In Maryland, over 50,000 people will lose food stamps; and in Baltimore 15,000. Nearly 25% of the people in Baltimore that is 1 out of 4 people, many of them children, already go to bed hungry.
School lunch programs cut; children suffer
The rule changes will not only impact food stamp recipients, they will also reverberate in cuts to school lunch programs. As of this writing it remains unclear exactly how many children will lose school lunches. But according to USDA regulations 942,000 children could be cut from school lunch programs.
Feed the people, not the Pentagon
Major cuts in food stamps (SNAP benefits) will also mean that many small grocery stores who service the poor in both rural areas and cities will have to close their doors.
But not the Pentagon! This year the military got a $130 billion increase on top of the trillions they received. In addition to these cuts, social security disability will also be on the chopping block. People will starve while billionaires like Bezos pay next to nothing in taxes.
Millionaire farmer Sonny Perdue also attacks workers rights on the job
Under the direction of millionaire Georgia farmer and politician, Sonny Perdue, the Trump appointed head of the USDA, also overhauled slaughterhouse rules that threaten the safety of workers.
These rule changes removed federal limits on pork processing line speeds. While highly profitable for the meat industry, it puts workers in danger of higher rates of injury both acute and long term. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union filed a suit to suspend the rule change.
We will not be invisible
On April 4, the anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we will stage a “Hunger March” from Baltimore City to Washington D.C.’s U.S. Department of Agriculture. We intend to put a face on those who are suffering. Fight, don’t starve!
Initiated by Peoples Power Assembly, Reverend CD Witherspoon, Reverend Annie Chambers
For more information call: 410-218-4835
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