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October 2018 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

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Missouri CAN Network Connection – October 2018
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Advocacy - A voice for low-income Missourians

2018 Missouri Poverty Summit Recap
Thanks to the many CAA staff who attended the 2018 Missouri Poverty Summit on September 20...As one Summit speaker concluded, “The opposite of poverty is not wealth.  The opposite of poverty is justice.” For those of you who supported the 2018 Poverty Summit, we are grateful to each of you for being a strong advocate for justice and for helping to eradicate poverty around our state.

Read more about the Summit in this article  from the Jefferson City News Tribune. Or check out KRCG-TV’s  interview about the Summit with Jessica Hoey, Chairperson of Missourians to End Poverty and Director of External Affairs for Missouri CAN.
UPDATE: Federal Farm Bill Status
The Farm Bill authorized by Congress in 2014 expired on Sunday, September 30, as the Farm Bill Conference Committee did not come to a resolution on differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill prior to the deadline. What does this mean for Community Action and the folks we serve? Most importantly, the current benefits related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, will stay intact for the time being...
For more detailed information about the legislative process related to the 2018 Farm Bill, check out this Growing Produce article , or for a real deep dive, this  Washington Week in Review video from Agri-Pulse TV.
Network Capacity - Helping you help others
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Missouri CAN Capacity - Helping us help you

See Missouri CAN's calendar of training events

See newsletter for MCAN On the Road: Agency Visits in September

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