Letters to CA Congressional Leadership
Re: Farm Bill 2012
Today the Senate
Agriculture Committee marked-up it's 2012 Farm Bill proposal and
last week the House Agriculture Committee endorsed the Reconciliation Act of
2012. Both actions propose massive cuts to SNAP (in addition to previous House
proposals to cut and block grant SNAP funding). Although the House and Senate
proposals differ, both include provisions that would hurt low-income
Californians eligible for CalFresh, for example, the elimination or restriction
of the "Heat and Eat" option, elimination of "Categorical Eligibility," and
prematurely ending the boost in CalFresh benefit allotments implemented under
the stimulus package (ARRA).
California's Congressional leaders to vote against the draft proposals if these
harmful provisions remain. While these proposals are still in draft form, the
Senate Agriculture Committee is meeting as this alert goes out (4/26). We
encourage supporters and partners to weigh-in as soon as possible on this
to California’s House Delegation.
CFPA Letter to Senator's Feinstein and Boxer.
For more information on the draft proposals:
Committee proposal. link
FRAC analysis of Senate proposal.
House Agriculture Reconciliation Act of 2012 proposal.
CBPP's analysis of proposal.
Share Our Strength’s Statement.
sign-on letter in support of "Heat and Eat": link
CFPA Legislative Update
AB 1560 (Fuentes) & AB 1781 (Brownley)
The authors of AB
1560 Food for Health and AB 1781 Lining Up to Remove Stigma
both waived presentation in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations on
Wednesday, April 25. Due to estimated costs, the bills were moved to the
suspense file. CFPA is working with both authors and committee staff to ensure
that all possible steps are taken to move these bills to the Assembly floor.
Learn more about AB 1560.
Questtions? Contact Kerry at 510.433.1122 x110
Learn more about 1781.
Contact Markell at 510.433.1122 x107
AB 1872 (Alejo)
Improving Child Care Nutrition will be heard in the Assembly Committee on
Appropriations on Wednesday, May 9. More information coming soon!
Learn more about AB 1872. link
Contact Ellen at 510.301.0824 or
Elyse a at 619.501.8248
Voting Open for 2012 Hunger Fighter
The California Hunger Action Coalition
(CHAC) is now accepting votes for the 2012 Hunger Fighter Awards! Voting is open
until 5pm on Friday, May 4. The winners will be announced at Hunger Action Day
2012 on Thursday, May 17 in Sacramento, CA. Visit CHAC's website to learn more
about nominees and vote for someone today!
Beverages in Chid Care Website Goes Live!
Take a look at CFPA's website dedicated to
Healthy Beverages in Child Care, effective implementation of AB 2084
(Brownley), and related provisions in the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act.
Visit Healthy Beverages in Child Care. link