We are a statewide policy and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of low income Californians by increasing their access to nutritious, affordable food.

AB 1594 Heading to Assembly Education Committee!

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3.14.2012 AB 1594 (Eng) Improving Charter School Nutrition will be heard in the Assembly Education Committee on Wednesday March 28 at 1:30pm. This is the bill’s first policy committee and we need your help in garnering a wide range of support for this bill!

More information about AB 1594 is available here. link

With the hearing date quickly approaching we’re asking that organizational and individual support letters be submitted by Thursday, March 22 at 5pm.

We have developed a sample support letter for you to use and share with others who might be interested in supporting AB 1594.Your letter of support can be addressed to the author’s office (as indicated in the attached sample support letter) or the letter can be addressed to the Chair of the Education Committee and submitted via fax to 916.319.2194. Please CC the author’s office and CFPA.

Sample Support Letter doc

Assembly Education Committee
Chair, Assembly Member Julia Brownley
State Capitol P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249

If you or someone in your community would like to testify about the need to improve charter school nutrition environments or to speak about the positive impact of providing free or reduced-price meals in charter schools, please contact Alexis Fernandez at 510.433.1122 x111

For more information about AB 1594 take a look at CFPA's 2012 Legislative Agenda page. link