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NHLA statement on amendment of SB 7

Statement of Sarah Mattson Dustin, on the amendment of SB 7 by the NH Senate:

March 16, 2017: NHLA and our allies who work on behalf of low-income New Hampshire families recognize the improvements the NH Senate made to SB 7 today. But this bill as amended still makes it harder for the food stamps program to continue serving low-income working families with kids. We will keep advocating for these essential benefits, which are 100 percent federally funded and a crucial tool in the fight against child hunger. We heard in the debate that New Hampshire's senators received HUNDREDS of messages against the bill. That is a great sign that New Hampshire voters are engaged and committed to protecting our most vulnerable neighbors. There is still much work to be done, but we are deeply grateful to everyone who stood with us and with low-income working New Hampshire families.

Sarah Mattson Dustin is a staff advocate with NHLA. NHLA is a state-wide non-profit law firm providing legal advice and representation to low-income New Hampshire residents and systemic advocacy on behalf of all New Hampshire residents who believe that the quality of justice you receive should not depend on how much money you have.

For more information, contact Sarah Palermo, NHLA Communications Manager at 603-369-6650.