The current efforts to impose work requirements to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) have many flaws and at least one big flaw: Most recipients receiving SNAP benefits already work.
They work hard and they earn low wages. And some workers often don’t get the opportunity to work the proposed 20 hours a week requirement because their employers schedule their workers on an “as needed” basis which could result in less than 20 hours worked in a given week.
Others may be between jobs as low-wage jobs are too often, not secure jobs. So I am calling on Sens. Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray and my congressman, Adam Smith to continue their fight against these harmful restrictions on access to SNAP.