Action Alert:  October 17, 2018
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Public Charge Seminar Nov. 7
How Proposed Changes to the "Public Charge" Rule Will Affect Health, Hunger and the Economy in CA 

Join us on Nov. 7 in Los Angeles, as Ninez A. Ponce , director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research;  Laurel Lucia ; director of the health care program at the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education; and  Tia Shimada , director of programs at California Food Policy Advocates, will preview a forthcoming report and share estimates of the health and economic impact the proposed Public Charge rule change will have on California and its regions.


What:  

 "How Proposed Changes to the 'Public Charge' Rule Will Affect Health, Hunger and the Economy in California"

Who:

Ninez Ponce , director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Laurel Lucia , director of the health care program at the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Tia Shimada , director of programs at California Food Policy Advocates

When:
   
  Wednesday, November 7, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PST

Where:

    UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

 
(Livestream link will be available in November.)
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Background on Proposed Public Charge Rule Change
T he Trump administration's proposed "public charge" regulation was recently published in the    Federal Register  for public comment. This proposal is a targeted attack on our immigrant neighbors that, if it becomes law, would extend harm to entire communities across California, but  with your help-we can fight it.

Take Action!
CFPA is working with a multi-sector coalition of immigrants rights, health care, anti-poverty, and anti-hunger advocates who are dedicated to stopping this proposed rule from becoming law. The  Protecting Immigrant Families Coalition  has the goal of submitting 100,000 unique comments to the Federal Register to reflect the outrage felt by millions of Americans who recognize immigrants' well-being as integral to the health and prosperity of this country.  By adding your comment you strengthen our political power in this fight. 

Comments are due on or before December 10. 

Submit Your Comment Here.

Download our template comments  Here.

California cannot prosper if our immigrant neighbors are afraid to get the help they need to stay healthy and raise children who thrive.  Join us in speaking out and fighting back! 


Contact for Nov. 7 Seminar: Tia Shimada  at 510.433.1122 x 109

Contact for Public Charge Comments: Gabby Tilley at 213.482.8200 x 202
 
Lend Your Voice at Upcoming Food Policy Convenings 

As the largest agricultural economy in the U.S., California food and farm policy matters. That's why the California Food & Farming Network (CFFN)  and other organizations across the state are holding a series of regional food policy convenings this month:
Come connect with advocates, organizations and decisionmakers working to build better food and farming policies in California. Together, we'll hear about aligned campaigns and goals, share major policy wins and needs, and identify opportunities for collaboration. Join us!

Contact: Tracey Patterson   at 510.433.1122 x 101