Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/Food Stamps
We are strong supporters of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help people get enough to eat when they are facing tough times. The program is proven to be efficient and effective at lifting people out of poverty and providing long-term benefits to kids who receive it. Our goal is to ensure the continued existence of SNAP and find ways to make SNAP more accessible. SNAP in the Southeast
State Earned Income Tax Credit
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a proven policy to help low-wage workers and their families get on firmer economic footing. Widely viewed as one of the country’s most effective tools against poverty, the EITC is a federal tax credit that delivers an extra boost to low-wage workers in the form of a tax refund. Currently 30 states and the District of Columbia have some form of an EITC, leaving Georgia in the minority. We’re pushing to enact a state-level version of the credit in Georgia to match the federal assistance and provide even more help to working families in need.
Women, Infants & Children
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a highly successful federal food program that provides nutritional assistance and education to low-income pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children ages one through four. Participation in Georgia has been declining due to changes in the program and a lack of awareness. We support the development of a state-wide strategy to increase participation in the program.
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