FL Lawmaker Target of Food Advocates

FL Lawmaker Target of Food Advocates

Americans like to talk about food, and they certainly like to eat. But they don’t normally think about food policy when they vote.

A group of food advocates is trying to figure out how to change that. They’re putting money and organizational effort into elections for the first time, including an effort this fall to defeat Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., over his drive to increase work requirements for food stamp recipients.

The push against Southerland is a test of how to make food policy stick in the political arena ahead of the 2016 presidential and congressional races.

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