CFPA Legislative Update: Take Action!|
AB 1560 and AB 1872 Heading to Senate
Human Services on Tues, June 26!
The Senate Human Services Committee
hearing date for AB 1560 (Fuentes) Food for Health and AB 1872 (Alejo)
Improving Child Care Nutrition has been confirmed
for Tuesday, June 26 at 1:30pm in Room 3191. Please send your updated letter or
support (sample below) as soon as possible.
Send your letter of support by Tues, June 19!
AB 1560 sample letter and instructions
AB 1872 sample letter and instructions
Send letters to:
Senate Human Services Committee
Minority Consultant, email@example.com
More info on AB 1560.
Questions? Contact Kerry at 510.433.1122
More info on AB 1872.
AB 1594 Heading to Senate Ed on Wed. June 27!
Contact Ellen at 510.301.0824 or
Elyse at 619.501.8248
AB 1594 (Eng)
Improving Charter School Nutrition is
heading to the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, June 27 at 9:00am in
Room 4203. Please send your updated letter of support (sample below) as soon as
Send your letter of support by Wed, June 20!
AB 1594 sample letter and instructions.
Send letters to:
Senate Education Committee
More info on AB 1594.
Alexis at 510.433.1122 x111
Budget Update: Take Action!
The California legislature has until this Friday, June
15, to approve the budget. With only 3 days remaining Governor Brown continues
to push for cuts to CalWORKs, the state’s cash-aid program. If enacted, the
proposed cuts would further weaken California’s safety-net.
While the cuts do not directly impact CalFresh funding,
they do negatively impact the very families that depend on CalWORKs, in
conjunction with CalFresh, to make ends meet.
Learn more about what you can do TODAY!
CFPA Response to "Food Stamp:
On Tuesday, Eat Drink Politics released a report, "Food Stamps: Follow
the Money", which investigates "how the food stamp program - originally designed
to help farmers and those in need - lines the pockets of junk food makers, food
retailers, and banks." Although the report focuses on transparency within SNAP,
it overlooks several important considerations and paints a cloudy picture of who
actually benefits from SNAP. CFPA has provided statements and feedback on each
of the policy recommendations in the report.
Report: "Food Stamps: Follow the Money" PDF
Read's CFPA's Statement in Response
Kerry Birnbach at 510.422.1122 x110