FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2022
CONTACT: Tracey Miller, 202-660-1628, Tracey.Miller@theacru.org
If the Biden Admin Won’t Feed Our Military, ACRU’s Committee to Support and Defend Will
American Constitutional Rights Union Launches Grocery Card Donation Program
Naples, FL —American Constitutional Rights Union’s Committee to Support and Defend is springing into action to support the U.S. military and their families with a grocery card program for those in need. In contrast, President Biden’s military leaders recommend food stamps for service members amid pay cuts and historic inflation.
While the Biden Administration sends billions in defense funding to Ukraine, diverts funds to illegal immigration and pays off voluntarily-accepted student loans, the ACRU’s Committee to Support and Defend (CSD), America’s constitutional conservative veterans’ organization, has launched a new program to help military members and their families facing financial crisis. CSD veterans stand up for their military brothers and sisters.
“Clearly, the long-term solution to this appalling situation is for our government to prioritize paying our brave men and women in uniform reasonable wages while pursuing responsible fiscal policies that don’t spike inflation,” stated CSD Executive Director Allen West. “Hearing the Army recommend its soldiers go on food stamps could not be a more offensive message to our selfless military members who risk their lives for our country. This tone-deaf response from our leaders reeks of, ‘Let them eat cake.’”
The current administration and Congress have proposed just a 4.3% cost of living adjustment for military members for 2023. Compare that to a 13.5% average cost of food increase this year, and the challenges for our military families are apparent.
An anonymous active service member notes, “For the Sergeant Major of the Army to issue guidance instructing my battle buddies and me to visit an Army website offering us food stamps and WIC is a punch in the gut. We joined the military believing we were a critical part of America and that we were valued. All guidance comes from the top, which means the Army doesn’t think we’re important or valued.”
LTC Allen West noted, “This administration cuts the pay of our Air Force and accepts that 24 percent of service members are struggling to provide for their families. This administration’s armed forces leadership is appalling — and embarrassing.”
While the Committee to Support and Defend continues to fight for long-term solutions benefitting our military, those in need can get more information about the grocery card donation program on the Committee to Support and Defend website.
American Constitutional Rights Union is a non-partisan, non-profit public policy organization dedicated to defending all Americans’ constitutionally protected civil rights.
The Committee to Support and Defend is the nation’s only constitutional conservative organization supporting our active-duty servicemembers and veterans.