SB 1254 (Becker) Needs Your Support to Pass Senate Appropriations

Published on May 7, 2024 in Adults, CalFresh, Older Adults, State Legislation

Now that SB 1254 (Becker) has passed out of its policy committees, the bill is up for discussion in the Senate Appropriations Committee. Join us in asking the Senate Appropriations Committee to move the bill on to the Senate Floor and one step closer to ensuring people leaving jails or prisons have timely access to basic needs like food.

Here are two easy ways to support SB 1254:

1) Call and/or Email These Senators

  1. Senator Anna Caballero (D-14) (916) 651-4014
  2. Senate President pro Tempore Mike McGuire (D-02) (916) 651-4002

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


Sample script:

Hi, my name is _____ and I live in ______. I’m calling to urge Senator ______ to support SB 1254, a bill that will allow people leaving jails or prisons to pre-enroll in CalFresh. Please support SB 1254 in Senate Appropriations. Thank you.

  • Food insecurity is one of the most challenging hurdles that previously incarcerated individuals face upon re-entry.
  • SB 1254, The FRESH Act, removes unnecessary barriers to re-entry. In doing so, it helps reduce food insecurity in California and builds upon existing work in effectively connecting individuals with state services. 

2) Show your support on social media!

Tweet or post your support and tag key members, especially Senator Caballero (@CASenCaballero) and Senate President pro Tem MikeMcGuire (@ilike_mike)

Sample tweets:

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