Nourish Newsletter – Intro to the Federal Budget Process, Public Charge, and more

Published on Jun 25, 2021

Intro to the Federal Budget Process

Each year, as the President and Congress work to craft the nation’s spending plan, your advocacy can influence the budget ultimately signed into law. 

Learn more about the federal budget process and then take action.

We Need Clear, Fact-Based Guidance to Recover from Trump’s Public Charge Rule

Years of xenophobic rhetoric and anti-immigrant policies have fostered deeply entrenched fears and widespread misinformation that keep immigrants from accessing critical resources. 

Read about what is needed from our team and our partners at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Listening Session with the Biden Administration

On June 15th California advocates hosted a listening session with Stacy Dean, Deputy Under Secretary for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services. 

Learn more and view the event recording.

California's P-EBT Website is Live

For families, the website provides details about P-EBT eligibility, FAQs, updates, and other program information. For other stakeholders, such as schools and community-based organizations, the website will offer ready-to-use materials and templates to inform families about P-EBT. The website is available in six languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Arabic, and Cantonese.

Learn more and follow the link to the website.  

Advocacy Updates

State Budget Action Imminent

Right now, Governor Newsom and the Legislature are in final negotiations on what will be included in the final 2021-22 State Budget. Call/Email the Governor today to urge him to support four critical investments in equity. 

Take Action!


SB 464 (Hurtado) Heads to Assembly Human Services Committee — Show Your Support!

SB 464 would modernize the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to provide state-funded nutrition benefits to all Californians ineligible for CalFresh solely due to their immigration status.  Take action to show your support.


Nourish in the News

  • Opinion: We Need Clear, Fact-Based Guidance to Recover from Trump’s Public Charge Rule - CalMatters
  • Advocates hope for expanded immigrant aid in final budget - CalMatters

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