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Nutrition Action Alert

June 14, 2012

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CFPA Legislative
Update: Take Action!

State Budget Update:
Take Action Today!

CFPA Response to "Food Stamp: Follow the Money"
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.

Deadline: Send your letter of support by Tues, June 19!

AB 1560 sample letter and instructions link
AB 1872 sample letter and instructions link

Send letters to:
Senate Human Services Committee fax: (916) 324-7543
Chief Consultant, mareva.brown@sen.ca.gov
Minority Consultant, joe.parra@sen.gov

More info on AB 1560. link
Questions? Contact Kerry at 510.433.1122 x110

More info on AB 1872. link
Questions? Contact Ellen at 510.301.0824 or
at 619.501.8248

AB 1594 Heading to Senate Ed on Wed. June 27!
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 possible.

Deadline: Send your letter of support by Wed, June 20!

AB 1594 sample letter and instructions. link

Send letters to:
Senate Education Committee fax: 916-445-7799
Minority Consultant, roger.mackensen@sen.ca.gov

More info on AB 1594. link
Questions? Contact 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! link

CFPA Response to "Food Stamp:
Follow the Money"

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 PDF 

Questions? Contact Kerry Birnbach at 510.422.1122 x110

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