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Safety Net Advocacy Coalition (SNAC)

SNAC is committed to preserving and strengthening Florida's safety net
January 2, 2024

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Safety Net Advocacy Coalition (SNAC)

The Safety Net Advocacy Coalition (SNAC) is a group of individuals and organizations committed to defending and strengthening Florida's safety net programs. These programs include Medicaid, Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Insurance), SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), and WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children).

Members represent more than 130 organizations including direct service and community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, local funders and foundations, research and advocacy groups, legal services, food banks, and other interested groups.

Building a Strong Safety Net Through Coalition Building

SNAC is a resource for quality policy research, a diverse network of advocates with complementary goals, and a statewide coalition that mobilizes to support solutions informed by the expert knowledge of safety net program participants. Members are connected to SNAC through a personal, volunteer, or professional interest. Individuals with experience using safety net programs and representatives from organizations that work closely with program participants should join SNAC. Some members join SNAC to receive policy updates that they can share with program participants. Some members join SNAC to influence how policies are implemented through administrative advocacy. All members engage at their comfort level and make an important contribution to defending and strengthening safety net programs in Florida.

SNAC includes:

  • Monthly newsletter
  • Timely policy updates from FPI and national researchers
  • Access to informational webinars and resources
  • Space to share ideas, recommend policy solutions, and collaborate on advocacy efforts

To learn more about SNAC, contact: Amber Nixon, Manager of Outreach & Advocacy at nixon@floridapolicy.org.

Protecting Florida’s Safety Net During Legislative Session

SNAC successfully mobilized against several bills that would have endangered Floridians' economic security: legislation that would have made permanent a cut to retroactive Medicaid coverage, a bill that would have imposed Medicaid work requirements, and legislation that would have increased TANF non-compliance sanctions.

SNAC also took action on crucial measures to protect the safety net during the pandemic.

Safety Net Advocacy Coalition
Safety Net Advocacy Coalition
The Safety Net Advocacy Coalition works to defend and strengthen Florida's safety net programs.

Safety Net Advocacy Coalition

The Safety Net Advocacy Coalition works to defend and strengthen Florida's safety net programs. Members receive monthly newsletters, training opportunities, and collaborate on calls to action and policy recommendations.

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