Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Sen. Rick Scott, author of the Let’s Get to Work Act of 2023 (S. 39) to express our strong opposition to the bill.

Excerpt from the letter:

Imposing work requirements on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Public Housing and Tenant-Based Rental Assistance programs is a harmful policy that will undermine access for low-income families, with devastating consequences—including undercutting opportunities for their children. Work requirements have been shown through extensive research to be counterproductive and cruel: various studies illustrate that kicking people off of critical assistance programs does not help them achieve economic self-sufficiency, but instead harms their health and productivity

Read the full letter here.