Stand with Dignity Expresses Support for Governor John Bel Edwards’ Executive Order That Will Help SNAP Recipients Find Good Jobs – 4/21/16

NEW ORLEANS, April 21, 2016 – On Thursday, April 21, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards released an executive order that creates a plan for SNAP recipients to be supported in finding good jobs. Below is a statement by Latoya Lewis, Organizer of NOWCRJ’s Stand with Dignity on the order:

“Stand with Dignity works every day to address the crisis of unemployment that low-income people and people of color face. Gov. Edwards’ order is a critical step towards addressing barriers to employment and building career ladders for people who have been excluded from work across Louisiana.  As Governor Edwards states, this Executive Order recognizes the daily challenges of individuals surviving on government benefits and seeks to address these issues through programing that leads to meaningful and sustainable employment. We look forward to working closely with the Governor to build and implement a plan that will expand job access and build careers in permanent and justly paid jobs for Louisianans who have been locked out of the formal economy.”

Contact: Colette Tippy, ctippy@nowcrj.org504-881-6550