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Noting that 600,000 women and young children are scheduled to be cut off from federal nutrition assistance, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) and MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger (MAZON) hosted members of Congress, Obama administration officials and national faith and anti-poverty leaders at the National Hunger Seder, on March 20, at the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center. Seder participants made the case for protecting and strengthening funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Children and Infants (WIC) by “replacing the arbitrary cuts of the sequester with more responsible alternatives,” according to a news release from the sponsoring organizations.


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