End the ban on public assistance for drug convictions

For decades, there’s been a federal lifetime ban on people with drug convictions from accessing nutritional and other forms of critical public assistance. Denying people and their families these crucial benefits have had disastrous consequences, depriving them of the support they need to survive.

The MEAL Act would lift the ban – it was introduced in the House last May, it was just introduced in the Senate, and we have a shot at getting it included in the budget reconciliation package being negotiated right now.

Help us build support by telling your Senators to cosponsor the bill and fight to get in included in the budget.

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