AB 311 (Santiago) “Food4All” Needs Your Help to Pass Assembly Appropriations

Published on May 7, 2023 in Adults, CalFresh, Food4All, Immigrants, State Legislation

AB 311 (Santiago) "Food4All" has passed the Assembly Human Services Committee. The bill is currently in the suspense file in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Join us in asking the Assembly Appropriations Committee to advance the bill on to the Assembly floor to get closer to expanding access CalFresh for California immigrants, regardless of age or immigration status.

Here are two easy ways to support AB 311:

1) Call and/or Email These Assemblymembers

Please also contact your Assemblymember if they are listed below as members of the Assembly Appropriations committee (find your rep here):

Sample script:

Hi, my name is _____ and I live in ______. I’m calling to urge Assemblymember ______ to support AB 311, a bill that will expand CalFresh to California immigrants of all ages, regardless of immigration status. Please support AB 311 in Assembly Appropriations. Thank you.

2) Show your support on social media!

Tweet or post your support and tag Assemblymember Holden (@ChrisHoldenNews) and Speaker Rendon (@Rendon63rd).

Sample tweets:

  • The #Food4All coalition is mobilizing to seek support from Assembly Appropriations Committee. @ChrisHoldenNews @Rendon63rd please expand CalFresh for ALL ages, regardless of imm.status. Our communities need food benefits NOW! #NoExceptionsNoExclusions
  • .@ChrisHoldenNews @Rendon63rd Nearly half of undocumented Californians are affected by food insecurity. We need YOUR leadership to support #AB311 #Food4All. #NoExceptionsNoExclusions #NoDelays
  • 2 in 3 children who are undocumented in CA are facing food insecurity. We call on @ChrisHoldenNews @Rendon63rd to support #AB311 #Food4All for ALL ages. #NoExceptionsNoExclusions #NoDelays

Questions? Contact: Betzabel Estudillo at betzabel@nourishca.org.