Public Policy & Advocacy

Reach Out to Your Local Media about the Proposed FoodShare Cuts

President Trump's 2018 budget proposal includes an unprecedented $193 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, known as FoodShare in Wisconsin) over ten years. This represents 29% cut to the program and would greatly increase the risk of hunger for the 42 million Americans, including the nearly 700,000 Wisconsinites, participating in the program.

Like you, we are incredibly concerned about these proposed cuts as they do not reflect our values as Americans and Wisconsinites and we need your help to reach out to your local media to help us tell the story about why these proposed cuts would break the promise that we have made to provide a basic level of food assistance to their friends and neighbors trying to get their lives on track.

Local media is key in shaping the views of key decisionmakers.

Please take a moment to use our Letter to the Editor tool below to write and personalize a letter to the local papers in your area.


  1. Enter your zip code below and select one of your hometown newspapers.
  2. The letter is already pre-populated with some text. Please edit the letter in the letter field or you can choose up to three of the suggested talking points in the sidebar. The talking points will autopopulate in the letter field after you click it so please click each talking point only once
  3. Please review the content of the letter before pushing send. 

Step 1 - Select a Recipient

Please enter your zip code and select your local newspaper. You will then be able to utlize our letter writing system to build, personalize and send a letter to your hometown newspaper. 

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Step 2 - Write your message