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
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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.
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.