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AB 164 Moves to the Senate! Updated Support Letters Needed

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6.2.2017 AB 164 has made it through the Assembly! Thanks to your advocacy, we are one step closer to being able to more effectively fight hunger, promote health and mitigate poverty in California. AB 164 passed off the Assembly Floor this week, with a 65-4 vote! AB 164 creates a flexible and cost-effective way to provide state CalFresh food assistance when federal assistance is unavailable or inadequate.

We are grateful to Assemblymember Arambula for his strong leadership in this effort to improve the state's ability to respond to residents in need. We couldn't have gotten this far without our community partners and coalitions who have provided support and urged our state leaders to be prepared to fight hunger effectively when federal assistance is not enough.

Now that AB 164 is headed to the Senate, we need your support once again!

The Senate Committee on Human Services will need new, updated letters of support for the record- even if you submitted one in the Assembly. Letters are due to the Committee by Tues, June 20. Please send in an updated letter of support ASAP. doc

Once you've sent in an updated letter, please call, email or tweet your support link


To learn more, visit CFPA’s AB 164 page.

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Questions: Contact Tracey Patterson at 510.433.1122 ext 101, or tracey@cfpa.net