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As USDA and West Virginia Enable People with Disabilities to Eat, Millions Still at Risk

Millions with Disabilities Still Forced to Choose Between Food and COVID-19

West Virginia state flag. Text: Online SNAP in West VirginiaCharleston, West Virginia, May 19 – The disability nonprofit RespectAbility congratulates the USDA and the state of West Virginia for enabling people with disabilities who rely on SNAP to avoid the high risk of shopping for food in person. The CDC reports that approximately 90 percent of people hospitalized with COVID-19 have underlying conditions. People with disabilities and other historically marginalized communities are the groups most likely to have these conditions, and are among the most at risk for severe complications from the coronavirus.

“This is potentially lifesaving news for the approximately 91,000 West Virginians with disabilities who depend on food stamps to put food on the table,” said Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President and CEO of RespectAbility. “We are grateful that Gov. Jim Justice and the state of West Virginia are committed to supporting the disability community.” [continue reading…]

As USDA and Wyoming Enable People with Disabilities to Eat, Millions Still at Risk

Millions with Disabilities Still Forced to Choose Between Food and COVID-19

Wyoming state flag. Text: Online SNAP in WyomingCheyanne, Wyoming, May 19 – The disability nonprofit RespectAbility congratulates the USDA and the state of Wyoming for enabling people with disabilities who rely on SNAP to avoid the high risk of shopping for food in person. The CDC reports that approximately 90 percent of people hospitalized with COVID-19 have underlying conditions. People with disabilities and other historically marginalized communities are the groups most likely to have these conditions, and are among the most at risk for severe complications from the coronavirus.

“This is potentially lifesaving news for the approximately 8,100 Wyomingites with disabilities who depend on food stamps to put food on the table,” said Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President and CEO of RespectAbility. “We are grateful that Gov. Mark Gordon and the state of Wyoming are committed to supporting the disability community.” [continue reading…]

As USDA and Alabama Enable People with Disabilities to Eat, Millions Still at Risk

Millions with Disabilities Still Forced to Choose Between Food and COVID-19

Alabama state flag. Text: Online SNAP in AlabamaMontgomery, Alabama, May 19 – The disability nonprofit RespectAbility congratulates the USDA and the state of Alabama for enabling people with disabilities who rely on SNAP to avoid the high risk of shopping for food in person. The CDC reports that approximately 90 percent of people hospitalized with COVID-19 have underlying conditions. People with disabilities and other historically marginalized communities are the groups most likely to have these conditions, and are among the most at risk for severe complications from the coronavirus.

“This is potentially lifesaving news for the approximately 217,000 Alabamians with disabilities who depend on food stamps to put food on the table,” said Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President and CEO of RespectAbility. “We are grateful that Gov. Kay Ivey and the state of Alabama are committed to supporting the disability community.” [continue reading…]

As USDA and Washington State Enable People with Disabilities to Eat, Millions Still at Risk

Millions with Disabilities Still Forced to Choose Between Food and COVID-19

Washington state seal. Text: Online SNAP in WashingtonOlympia, Washington, May 13 – The disability nonprofit RespectAbility congratulates the USDA and the state of Washington for enabling people with disabilities who rely on SNAP to avoid the high risk of shopping for food in person. The CDC reports that approximately 90 percent of people hospitalized with COVID-19 have underlying conditions. People with disabilities and other historically marginalized communities are the groups most likely to have these conditions, and are among the most at risk for severe complications from the coronavirus.

“This is potentially lifesaving news for the approximately 249,000 Washingtonians with disabilities who depend on food stamps to put food on the table,” said Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President and CEO of RespectAbility. “We are grateful that Gov. Jay Inslee and the state of Washington are deeply committed to supporting the disability community.” [continue reading…]

As USDA and Texas Enable People with Disabilities to Eat, Millions Still at Risk

Millions with Disabilities Still Forced to Choose Between Food and COVID-19

Texas state flag. Text: Online SNAP in TexasAustin, Texas, May 13 – The disability nonprofit RespectAbility congratulates the USDA and the state of Texas for enabling people with disabilities who rely on SNAP to avoid the high risk of shopping for food in person. The CDC reports that approximately 90 percent of people hospitalized with COVID-19 have underlying conditions. People with disabilities and other historically marginalized communities are the groups most likely to have these conditions, and are among the most at risk for severe complications from the coronavirus.

“This is potentially lifesaving news for the over 1 million Texans with disabilities who depend on food stamps to put food on the table,” said Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President and CEO of RespectAbility. “We are grateful that Gov. Greg Abbott and the state of Texas are committed to supporting the disability community.” [continue reading…]

As USDA and Oregon Enable People with Disabilities to Eat, Millions Still at Risk

Millions with Disabilities Still Forced to Choose Between Food and COVID-19

Oregon state flag. Text: Online SNAP in OregonSalem, Oregon, May 13 – The disability nonprofit RespectAbility congratulates the USDA and the state of Oregon for enabling people with disabilities who rely on SNAP to avoid the high risk of shopping for food in person. The CDC reports that approximately 90 percent of people hospitalized with COVID-19 have underlying conditions. People with disabilities and other historically marginalized communities are the groups most likely to have these conditions, and are among the most at risk for severe complications from the coronavirus.

“This is potentially lifesaving news for the approximately 180,000 Oregonians with disabilities who depend on food stamps to put food on the table,” said Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President and CEO of RespectAbility. “We are grateful that Gov. Kate Brown and the state of Oregon are deeply committed to supporting the disability community.” [continue reading…]

As USDA and Idaho Enable People with Disabilities to Eat, Millions Still at Risk

Millions with Disabilities Still Forced to Choose Between Food and COVID-19

Idaho state steal. Text: Online SNAP in IdahoBoise, Idaho, May 13 – The disability nonprofit RespectAbility congratulates the USDA and the state of Idaho for enabling people with disabilities who rely on SNAP to avoid the high risk of shopping for food in person. The CDC reports that approximately 90 percent of people hospitalized with COVID-19 have underlying conditions. People with disabilities and other historically marginalized communities are the groups most likely to have these conditions, and are among the most at risk for severe complications from the coronavirus.

“This is potentially lifesaving news for the approximately 45,000 Idahoans with disabilities who depend on food stamps to put food on the table,” said Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President and CEO of RespectAbility. “We are grateful that Gov. Brad Little and the state of Idaho are deeply committed to supporting the disability community.” [continue reading…]

As USDA and Arizona Enable People with Disabilities to Eat, Millions Still at Risk

Millions with Disabilities Still Forced to Choose Between Food and COVID-19

Arizona state flag. Text: Online SNAP in ArizonaPhoenix, Arizona, May 13 – The disability nonprofit RespectAbility congratulates the USDA and the state of Arizona for enabling people with disabilities who rely on SNAP to avoid the high risk of shopping for food in person. The CDC reports that approximately 90 percent of people hospitalized with COVID-19 have underlying conditions. People with disabilities and other historically marginalized communities are the groups most likely to have these conditions, and are among the most at risk for severe complications from the coronavirus.

“This is potentially lifesaving news for the approximately 241,000 Arizonans with disabilities who depend on food stamps to put food on the table,” said Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President and CEO of RespectAbility. “We are grateful that Gov. Doug Ducey and the state of Arizona are deeply committed to supporting the disability community.” [continue reading…]

As USDA and Wisconsin Enable People with Disabilities to Eat, Millions Still at Risk

Millions with Disabilities Still Forced to Choose Between Food and COVID-19

Wisconsin state flag. Text: Online SNAP in WisconsinMadison, Wisconsin, May 13 – The disability nonprofit RespectAbility congratulates the USDA and the state of Wisconsin for enabling people with disabilities who rely on SNAP to avoid the high risk of shopping for food in person. The CDC reports that approximately 90 percent of people hospitalized with COVID-19 have underlying conditions. People with disabilities and other historically marginalized communities are the groups most likely to have these conditions, and are among the most at risk for severe complications from the coronavirus.

“This is potentially lifesaving news for the approximately 165,000 Wisconsinites with disabilities who depend on food stamps to put food on the table,” said Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President and CEO of RespectAbility. “We are grateful that Gov. Tony Evers and the state of Wisconsin are committed to supporting the disability community.” [continue reading…]

As USDA and New Mexico Enable People with Disabilities to Eat, Millions Still at Risk

Millions with Disabilities Still Forced to Choose Between Food and Contagion

New Mexico State flag. Text: Online SNAP in New MexicoSanta Fe, New Mexico, May 7 – The disability nonprofit RespectAbility congratulates the USDA and the state of New Mexico for enabling people with disabilities who rely on SNAP to avoid the high risk of shopping for food in person. The CDC reports that approximately 90 percent of people hospitalized with COVID-19 have underlying conditions. People with disabilities and other historically marginalized communities are the groups most likely to have these conditions, and are among the most at risk for severe complications from the coronavirus.

“This is potentially lifesaving news for the approximately 128,000 New Mexicans with disabilities who depend on food stamps to put food on the table,” said Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President and CEO of RespectAbility. “We are grateful that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the state of New Mexico are deeply committed to supporting the disability community.” [continue reading…]

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