New Orleans City Council President to join fast to end Gov. Jindal’s starvation plan Stand with Dignity leads rolling fast and campaign against Gov. Jindal’s food stamp work requirement NEW ORLEANS, November 18, 2015—New Orleans City Council President Jason Rogers Williams will join faith and community leaders from...

The Times-Picayune Gov. Bobby Jindal's food stamp policy called 'starvation plan' by Richard A. Webster November 10, 2015 -c1ee87b2b0db7e33 Dozens of people gathered outside the New Orleans food stamp office Tuesday (Nov. 10) to protest Gov. Bobby Jindal's refusal to waive a federal requirement that people work to receive nutrition assistance. They call it Jindal's "starvation plan." The group, led by Stand with Dignity, filed an administrative complaint demanding that the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services immediately reverse its decision, which the protestors said could cut off benefits for as many as 62,000 people. They also announced that 20 of their members will fast for 15 days in solidarity with families going hungry across the state. Don Everard, director of Hope House, said that despite reports of an improving economy, he daily meets people who struggle to find a job that pays them a living wage. He mentioned a woman who works at a department store for $9 an hour but can't get scheduled for more than 15 hours a week. Under the changes to the state program, she wouldn't be eligible for food stamps. "It's insane," he said.

STAND WITH DIGNITY NEW ORLEANS WORKERS’ CENTER FOR RACIAL JUSTICE MEDIA ADVISORY Community Groups Launch 15-Day Fast & File Administrative Complaint to End Gov. Jindal’s Starvation Plan Stand with Dignity fights food stamp work requirement, demands $15 minimum wage & job access for all What: Rally at Food Stamp office, launch...