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Rep. Jan Schakowsky to be on Colbert Show

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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!


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