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Wanda Jo Stapleton October 15th, 2013

All five of Oklahoma’s U.S. Congressmen voted on September 19 for House Resolution 3102, a measure that cuts $40 billion, over ten years, from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. They are Jim Bridenstine (Tulsa), Tom Cole (Moore), James Lankford (Oklahoma City), Frank Lucas (Cheyenne), and Markwayne Mullin (Muskogee) — all Republicans.

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma reports that “more than 675,000 Oklahomans [more than the population of Oklahoma City] are at risk of going hungry every day” and that “one in four children in Oklahoma struggles with hunger.”

That’s why continued funding of food stamps is critical for Oklahomans. The majority of food stamp recipients in Oklahoma are children, people with disabilities and older Oklahomans.

How shameful that our U.S.

Congressmen are gutting nutrition for these most in need.

I’d call that child abuse!

— Oklahoma City
Former State Representative

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