Still time to act! Tell Governor Newsom to invest in food security today

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Published on Jun 15, 2021 in State Legislation

Yesterday, the State Legislature passed AB 128, the State Budget Act of 2021, in advance of the constitutional deadline of June 15. While often the passage of the annual budget bill would mean a deal had been reached between the legislature and administration, that is not the case this year. Negotiations are ongoing; a deal could be reached soon or continue later into the summer.

This means we cannot stop our advocacy. In fact, we need to step it up further. We need broad and vocal support to urge the Governor to include the major investments in an equitable nutrition safety net proposed by the legislature in the final state budget he signs. Don’t wait, contact the Governor today.


Urge Governor Newsom to support four critical investments in equity


Food4All

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If enacted, the proposal would modernize the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) by expanding eligibility to all those excluded from CalFresh solely due to immigration status.

TAKE ACTION: Urge Governor Newsom to invest in Food4All. Share broadly using our Social Media Toolkit!


CalFresh Simplification for Seniors

If enacted, the proposal would simplify the CalFresh application for older adults and people with disabilities and ensure statewide telephonic access.

TAKE ACTION: Ask Governor Newsom to simplify CalFresh


Funding for Child Care Meals

The Legislature’s proposal includes critical investments to support child care meal service, including one time COVID-19 relief to account for the increased cost of serving food during the pandemic and ongoing funding to supplement the cost of serving child care meals.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Governor Newsom - Support Child Care Nutrition


Universally-Free School Meals

The State Legislature's 2021-22 budget package includes a bold proposal championed by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) to fund free school meals for all California K-12 students. Let's make that a reality.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Governor Newsom to invest in universal school meals

 

Thank you for your support and advocacy!