Did you hear the news? Right before Thanksgiving, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison and Connecticut Representative Rosa DeLauro introduced an act to allow states to help families in need of diapers. It’s called the Hygiene Assistance for Families of Infants and Toddlers Act of 2015.
Why does this matter? 1 out of every 3 families struggles to put clean diapers on their young children. And those families currently can’t use their SNAP (food stamps) funds to buy diapers. Too often, that means their babies and toddlers are stuck in wet or soiled diapers because a clean one simply isn’t available.
As Rep. Ellison put it, “Families should not have to decide between diapers, food, or rent.” It’s time that we showed low-income families in our communities that we care about them. That we care about their children.
You can help support the Hygiene Assistance for Families of Infants and Toddlers Act of 2015 by calling your representatives and asking them to support it. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of millions of families.
If you’re interested in more information about which representatives have already voiced support for this bill, check out this announcement from Keith Ellison’s office.