Action Alert:  August 28, 2018
Take Action Today! Support Safe Drinking Water for ALL Californians

One million Californians are impacted by unsafe drinking water each year. Imagine turning on the tap in your home and having contaminated water come out. Imagine worrying that your children will accidentally drink unsafe water in your home or at their schools. Imagine the stress of having to buy bottled water for drinking, cooking, and even bathing. For one million Californians, many of them low-income, unsafe water is a daily, life-defining reality.
A solution to provide safe drinking water to ALL Californians is within reach...but time is running out.
Governor Brown and lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation -- SB 844 and SB 845 (Monning, Vidak) -- to create a Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund to make sure that ALL California communities have the resources they need to provide safe drinking water.

Legislators have until this Friday to pass this historic legislation and to put an end to California's unjust and unequal drinking water crisis. But we need your help.
Please take a minute to express your support for providing safe and affordable drinking water for all Californians.
We cannot let this opportunity slip away. 1 million Californians are counting on this legislation to pass by Friday -- and they need you to act. Click below to show your  support for safe drinking water for ALL Californians .
Contact: Tracey Patterson at 510.433.1122 ext 101

Last week, our state legislators confirmed what we already know: California should feed kids no matter where they go to school.  AB 1871 (Bonta) passed out of the Senate and now heads to Governor Brown -- the last and biggest hurdle on this long road to giving children in charter schools equitable access to school meals.

What's Next?
Governor Brown has until the end of September to sign or veto bills. He can act on AB 1871 at any time, so let's raise our voices now!

Here's how you can help.

Submit a letter of support to Governor Brown. Download a customizable support letter and submission instructions. doc

Make a short, simple phone call to Governor Brown at 916.445.2841 to ask for his signature on AB 1871.

Hello. My name is ________. I live in ______, CA. I am calling to ask Governor Brown to sign AB 1871, a bill authored by Assemblymember Bonta, that will give low-income students in charter schools guaranteed access to school meals. I believe that all children living in poverty deserve nutritious meals, no matter where they go to school. Thank you.

  • #AB1871 by @RobBonta means we feed kids no matter where they go to school. Asking for your support @JerryBrownGov to help CA students reach their full potential. #FoodAndFairness
  • We need #AB1871 by @RobBonta because no child should go hungry in a CA public school. Asking for your support @JerryBrownGov to give all students a fair shot at success. #FoodAndFairness
  • Food is fundamental to success & learning. No child should go without, no matter where they go to school. @JerryBrownGov asking for your support on #AB1871 by @RobBonta #FeedingSuccess
  • Hunger shouldn't limit school choice because hunger shouldn't BE a school choice. Asking @JerryBrownGov to support #AB1871 by @RobBonta. #FeedingSuccess
Learn More
Find factsheets, data, stories, and more on our AB 1871 page.

Contact: Tia Shimada  at 510.433.1122 x 109

Final Week! Take Our 2019 Policy Development Survey: What Change Do You Want to See? 

Share Your Thoughts
CFPA is committed to fighting hunger, poor nutrition, and their root causes. We cannot do this work without you. 

Each year, we ask individuals and organizations across California, "What change do you want to see?" Please help us understand the challenges and successes affecting you and your community. Your input will help shape our priorities for 2019. Together, we can advance change to improve the lives of struggling Californians.

This year's survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. Share your thoughts and enter to win a $100 gift card! The survey closes 8/31 so don't wait, take the survey today!

Help Spread the Word
Millions of Californians are struggling to get by and countless Californians are working to make things better. We want to hear from as many as we can. Please help us share the survey far and wide.

Your Input In Action
Want to see how input from last year's survey shaped CFPA's priorities for 2018? Take a look at our current  federalstate legislativestate administrative, and  policy research agendas.

Contact: Tia Shimada  at 510.433.1122 ext 109