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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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