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Final Push! Tell Governor to Support Safe Water in CalFresh!


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6.3.17 One final action needed! We are SO CLOSE to securing relief for struggling Californians without safe water! Let the Governor know you support the Legislature's CalFresh-Safe Water initiative to mitigate the burden of living with unsafe water in the 2017-18 Budget. Learn more about the hardship this causes residents in poverty who have lived for years without safe water. PDF

Safe drinking water is the foundation of food security, and a vital need for the health and wellbeing of families across California. Learn more about CFPA's CalFresh Safe Water budget action link

Governor Brown needs to hear from you THROUGHOUT THE NEXT TWO WEEKS to urge him to approve the Legislature's $5 million CalFresh Safe Water initiative in the 2017-18 state budget. Act now!

CFPA and a broad coalition of drinking water advocates have been hard at work engaging the California legislature to provide one-time funding to help secure the human right to water for all Californians, and fill gaps not currently addressed by other funding programs.

  • Learn more and act to support the Drinking Water Coalition Budget Package link


  • Reach out to Governor Brown and let him know that you support the Legislature's $5 million CalFresh-Safe Water Initiative link
  • Share the call to action with your network: PDF


Governor Brown: (916) 445-2841

Email Governor Brown: Select "Budget Proposal- 2017-18" in the Choose Your Subject field.

“I’m calling/writing to support the Legislature’s $5 million CalFresh Safe Water one-time budget investment to provide supplemental nutrition assistance to residents without safe drinking water. CalFresh would deliver temporary benefits to alleviate the cost of buying water when the public water system is consistently unsafe.

People shouldn’t have to choose between buying water or food. We need effective temporary solutions when residents wait years for permanent infrastructure improvements that bring safe water.

I support this because... {choose additional reasons or insert your own}

  • Struggling Californians can’t afford to wait for long-term solutions.
  • People shouldn’t have to choose between buying water or food with scarce grocery dollars.
  • This is an effective temporary solution to provide relief when residents wait years for permanent improvements that bring safe water.


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#agua4all @JerryBrownGov! Approve the $5m CalFresh-#FundSafeH20: bit.ly/2nHcL6K @CAFoodPolicy bit.ly/1PUW4H1

@JerryBrownGov Dont make ppl choose btwn food & water! #FundSafeH20 thru CalFresh $5m in 17-18 CA budget: bit.ly/2nHcL6K

Thank you! @drarambulaAD31 @DrPanMD @HollyJMitchell for supporting CA families thru $5m #Calfresh water invest!

To learn more, visit CFPA’s Safe Water Through CalFresh page.

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