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By Jennifer Jones Austin: On a wall in my office at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) hangs a photograph of protestors marching with placards bearing the now-famous declaration, “I Am a Man.” The iconic image comes from the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike in 1968, where the road to civil rights joined the path to economic equity. It was an intersection that our country had been careening towards for nearly 350 years. In many ways, neither of those destinations – equality or equity – has yet been reached. The harsh effects of the criminal justice system are a major reason why.

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How SNAP helps New Yorkers in poverty

Nonprofits in New York have been mobilizing to support SNAP, most recently partnering with U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney to speak out against the proposal which would cut off food assistance for more than 3 million Americans.

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U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney joined a coalition of nonprofits at a Long Island City rally Wednesday to call on Congress to increase federal funding for programs like food stamps and Medicaid.

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Rep. Carolyn Maloney and NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal rallied with a coalition of nonprofits on Wednesday in Long Island City to call on Congress members to boost economic security for working families, expand affordable housing, and continue the fight against a Trump administration proposal for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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During Wednesday's press conference, organizers stressed the importance of prioritizing human services, such as affordable housing and food stamps, in New York City.

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