Don't shrink the poverty line! Comment today to stop the latest plan to deny assistance.


By shrinking the poverty line over time, the Trump Administration is proposing to reduce the number of people who qualify for health care, nutrition, and other aid. This change would affect people who need Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP, school meals, LIHEAP, and many other programs.

The Trump White House is seeking comments by June 21st on changing the way the federal poverty line is adjusted annually for inflation. This proposal would tie the rate of inflation that's used to adjust the poverty measure each year to one that's lower than the one that is currently used. While the change would not be very noticeable in the short-term, over time this change could reduce or eliminate assistance for millions.

Comment today: This portal is for individuals commenting on behalf of their organization, or as experts. Not commenting on behalf of an organization, or as an expert? CHN has created a simpler comment portal for the general public you can access here.

Use one of the following comment guides when writing as on behalf of your organization or as an expert in your field:

1. Comment guide for all sectors;

2. Comment guide for children's groups;

3. Comment guide for disabilities groups;

4. Comment guide for nutrition groups;

5. Comment guide for service providers;

6. Comment guide for health groups;

7. Comment guide for women's groups.

Fill out your information at the box to the right and press "Start Writing." Copy and paste the text you have created using the comment guide in the box to the right.

For more information see CHN's Shrinking the Poverty Line campaign page.
Important note: By using this portal, your name and email address will become part of the public record. If you would like to comment anonymously, use this link here.

Regardless, all comments, including attachments and other supporting materials, will become part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Proprietary information or sensitive personal information, such as account numbers, Social Security numbers, or names of other individuals, should not be included. Comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information by the government.

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