General News

Rep. Jan Schakowsky to be on Colbert Show

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Dear Jan Fans,

Jan will be on Colbert Report on Monday, June 4th to discuss her
participation in the Congressional Food Stamp Budget Challenge. For
a week, Jan and three of her colleagues lived on the nationwide
average food stamp benefit of $21 a week. Representatives Jim
McGovern (D-MA) and Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO), co-chairs of the Hunger
Caucus, created the challenge to raise visibility and understanding
around the challenges low-income people face in obtaining a healthy
diet under current food stamp benefit levels.

Show: The Colbert Report
Station: Comedy Central
Date: June 4, 2007
Time: 10:30 CST/11:30 EST

The Food Stamp Program helps more than 26 million low-income people
purchase food for themselves and their families. The program is
designed as a safety net to help ensure people have access to food
during difficult times, with the majority of people leaving the
program within nine months. More than half of food stamp recipients
are children and eight percent are over 60 years of age. The program
is due to be reauthorized this year as part of the Farm Bill.

The show will also replay during the day on Tuesday, hope you can
tune in!

Sincerely,


Alexander Armour
Political Director - Schakowsky for Congress
P.O. Box 5130
Evanston, IL 60204
P: 847-491-0865
C: 847-372-4382

 


Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

BPA Levels in Adults up 70 Percent after Drinking from Plastic Bottles

The Political Prosecutions of Karl Rove, A Documentary Record

Zogby Poll: Palin Puts McCain Ahead of Obama

KUCINICH: MARKET FALLS AGAIN

ADL: Holocaust & Nazi Imagery Abound at Anti-Israel Rallies in US

John McCain's Rage is a National Security Concern - Short Video

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
No comments