Senators Grassley and Ernst will be holding town hall meetings on April 18 and April 20.
Town halls are a great opportunity to raise our issues and hold elected officials accountable back home in their districts. It’s our job to remind them that they work for we the people, not big corporations and Wall St. that want to cut our safety net to line their already wealthy pockets.
Sen. Ernst’s town hall will be Tuesday, April 18:
- 1pm: Wall Lake Community Center, 101 Boyer St, Wall Lake
Sen. Grassley’s two town halls will be:
- Tuesday, April 18: 2:30pm at Keokuk County Courthouse, 101 S. Main St., Sigourney
- Thursday, April 20: 10am at Iowa State Bank, 500 Audubon St., Sac City
Attend a town hall and ask a question about issues you care about the most! We’ve heard that Medicaid and SNAP benefits (also known as food stamps) could be on the chopping block during this Congress.
Here’s a few talking points if you’re able to ask a question on one of these issues:
- Our Medicaid should be controlled by us, it is here to take care of our family, friends, and neighbors, it should not exist to line the pockets of private corporations with our tax dollars.
- The average monthly SNAP benefit in Iowa is $108 dollars and for every dollar spent on SNAP, it generates $1.80 in economic activity in the state.
- Block-granting these programs doesn’t provide “flexibility” to states – it’s a benefit cut. Block granting eliminates the ability for these programs to respond to increased need that results from rising poverty and unemployment during economic downturns.
For more information or to run a question past us, call the office at 515-282-0484!