Nutrition Action Alert
September 18, 2017
In This Issue
Take Action for Hunger-Free Schools!! 
SB 138 (McGuire) Heads to Governor Brown

Your action for hunger-free schools is working! We need you more than ever- this is the final stretch! SB 138 needs to clear  one last hurdle to become law. The bill passed the Legislature with bipartisan, unanimous votes. Gov Brown now has 30 days to sign or veto SB 138.

SB 138 would seamlessly enroll more than 650,000 students into school meals through Medi-Cal Direct Certification, and ensures that high-poverty schools serve breakfast and lunch free of charge to all students through federal universal meal provisions.

Many of you saw the great news that New York City made school meals universally free to all students. link That success was due to Medicaid direct certification and Community Eligibility- and the strong advocacy of community. SB 138 would make that success possible in California as well! 

The Governor must sign SB 138 by Oct. 15th. We don't know exactly when the Governor will consider the bill, so the sooner you voice your support the better! Tell your coworkers, friends, family, and network to take action today. It's easy! 

(1) Send Your Letter of Support
CFPA's sample letter can be personalized to send to the  Governor.  doc

(2) Make a Call and Send a Quick Email
Use these instructions to call or email the Governor's office today.  PDF

(3) Spread the Word!!
Ask at least 5 friends to make calls, emails and tweet their action.  PDF

(4) Tweet your support 

Read the Sacramento Bee op-ed:  Kids can't learn if they're hungry. Here's a bill that will help.  link

Read the San Diego Union Tribune commentary: How we can fight child hunger. link 

To learn more, visit CFPA's SB 138 page.

Sign-up to receive SB 138 legislative updates link

Contact: Elyse Homel Vitale at 510.433.122 ext 206
Register Now! Alliance to Transform CalFresh Webinar Tuesday, September 19th  

Join the Alliance to Transform CalFresh (ATC) on Tuesday, September 19 from 9am-10am PST to learn more about new electronic and telephonic signature options that make applying for and renewing CalFresh easier for clients and administrators. Topics will include:
  • IVR/PIN Recertification models in other states, suitable for CalWIN counties in particular
  • Electronic signature options newly implemented for C-IV counties
  • Q&A opportunities with representative from the C-IV Consortia and New York City Human Resources Administration
Register for the webinar here.

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