During the recession, Washington legislators slashed state Food Assistance benefits for thousands of children, who make up half of the Washingtonians in households that receive state Food Assistance. Many other recipients are seniors. Singling out immigrant children and elders to suffer in hard times is simply not fair.
I am urging Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center and Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, to restore the integrity of our food security system, and restore state Food Assistance to equal benefits with the Basic Food program. It is the right action for our state.
Judith M. Dahlen