Final Push! Tell Governor to Support Safe Water in CalFresh!
One final action needed! We are SO CLOSE to securing relief for struggling Californians without safe water! Let the Governor know you support the Legislature's CalFresh-Safe Water initiative to mitigate the burden of living with unsafe water in the 2017-18 Budget.
Learn more about the hardship this causes residents in poverty who have lived for years without safe water. PDF
Safe drinking water is the foundation of food security, and a vital need for the health and wellbeing of families across California. Learn more about CFPA's CalFresh Safe Water budget action. link
Governor Brown needs to hear from you THROUGHOUT THE NEXT TWO WEEKS to urge him to approve the Legislature's $5 million CalFresh Safe Water initiative in the 2017-18 state budget. Act now!
Two Ways to Take Action Today:
Reach out to Governor Brown and let him know that you support the the Legislature's $5 million CalFresh-Safe Water Initiative. link
Thanks to your advocacy and support for improved access to healthy food, all three CFPA-sponsored bills have passed their house of origin. We are halfway there! These bills will need your continued support to make it to Governor Brown's desk.
State Legislation Update and Call for Support
AB 164 (Arambula) passed off the Assembly Floor this week, with a 65-4 vote! AB 164 creates a flexible and cost-effective way to provide state CalFresh food assistance when federal assistance is unavailable or inadequate. Now that AB 164 is headed to the Senate, we need your support once again!
The Senate Committee on Human Services will need new, updated letters of support for the record- even if you submitted one in the Assembly. Letters are due to the Committee by Tues, June 20. Please send in an updated letter of support ASAP. doc
SB 782 (Skinner) passed off the Senate Floor last week, with a 39-0 vote! SB 782 would support school districts to use California foods in freshly prepared school meals. Now that 782 is headed to the Assembly, we need your support once again!
The Assembly Committee on Agriculture will need new, updated letters of support for the record- even if you submitted one in the Senate. Letters are due to the Committee by Wed, June 14. Please send in an updated letter of support ASAP. doc
SB 138 (McGuire) passed off the Senate Floor last week, with a 40-0 vote. SB 138 aims to enroll more than 650,000 students directly into school meals through Medi-Cal Direct Certification, which will enable schools to make meals available free of charge to all students through a universal meal provision.
We will be putting out a call for updated letters of support for SB 138 shortly. Stay tuned for a call to action!
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