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Pray-in protests Faso Farm Bill vote

May 04, 2018 12:33 pm
The Mid-Hudson News Network reports that, on the National Day of Prayer, activists in Kingston held a pray-in outside Congressperson John Faso’s office. The May 3 pray-in was held by members of Citizen Action of New York, Hunger Action Network of New York, and the New York State Council of Churches. The new Farm Bill Faso voted out of committee last week, with added work requirements for recipients of food stamps, got much of the attention of the protesters. Hunger Action Network Executive Director Susan Zimet said of the current Food Stamp rules, that, “Seventy-five percent of the people who can work are working; the other people mostly have some kind of disability, some kind of mental illness.” Read the full story at the Mid-Hudson News Network.