Nutrition Action Alert
May 30, 2017
In This Issue
Action Needed this Week on Safe Water through CalFresh

Struggling Californians without safe water need your help! As the State Budget goes into Conference, the time is NOW to tell state leaders to fund a CalFresh initiative to bring relief to those  living with unsafe water. 2017-18 Budget Conference negotiations will be starting this week. 

State Budget Conferees need to hear from you THROUGHOUT THE WEEK to urge them to include the Assembly's $5 million CalFresh Safe Water initiative in the 2017-18 state budget. Act now to show your support!

Two Ways to Take Action Today:
  • Reach out to budget leaders and let them know that you support the Assembly version of the CalFresh-Safe Water Initiative link
  • Share the call to action with your network: PDF
Learn more about the hardship this causes residents in poverty who have lived for years without safe water.  PDF
Sign-up to receive CFPA's legislative updates.  link

Contact: Tracey Patterson at 510.433.122 ext 101
AB 164 (Arambula) Moves to Assembly Floor!

Thanks to you and a broad coalition of supporters, we are closer to having a strong 'tool in the toolbox' to fight hunger, promote health and mitigate poverty in California. AB 164 moves  to the Assembly Floor next week, after passing out of Appropriations today! AB 164 creates a pathway to provide state CalFresh food assistance when federal assistance is unavailable or inadequate.

Some Californians face unique challenges. AB 164 creates a pathway to mitigate the harm of inequities. For example, the mechanism established by AB 164 could provide supplemental nutrition benefits to thousands of residents living without safe drinking water.  PDF


1. Email or fax a customized floor alert to your Assemblymember doc

2. Send in an updated letter of support doc

3. Call, email or tweet your support link

To learn more, visit CFPA's AB 164 page.

Sign up to receive AB 164 legislative updates link

Contact:  Tracey Patterson at 510.433.122 ext 101
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