Farm Bill Moving in Senate: Urge Your
Senator to Protect SNAP and Restore Cuts!
This week, the Senate is expected to begin consideration of the Farm Bill
and debate the bill passed by the Senate Agriculture Committee. This proposal includes a $4.5 billion cut to SNAP by reducing state's ability to take
part in the "Heat and Eat" program. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has
announced that she will introduce an
amendment to the Farm Bill that restores this cut to SNAP.
Contact Senator Boxer and Feinstein TODAY and urge them to demonstrate their support for
SNAP by co-sponsoring the Gillibrand SNAP amendment. Learn more.
Matt Sharp at 213.482.8200 or
Fernández at 510.433.1122 x111
State Budget: Protect Health and Human
With the state budget deadline of June 15 quickly
approaching now is the time to demand that California's legislative leaders
stand firm for vital health and human services in the state budget. The Health
and Human Services Network of California has organized a Day of Action in
Sacramento and "Twittership" on Thursday, June 7.
Take a look at the Health and Human Services Network of California's
webpage for more info.
Highlight State Budget: Take Action TODAY
to Protect Child Care Meal Reimbursement
Within larger state budget discussions members of the state legislature
are making final decisions regarding the proposed elimination of the state meal
reimbursement for non-public child care center and agencies that participate in the Child
and Adult Care Food Program.
We are feeling hopeful that members of the Assembly have heard our call
to protect these state meal reimbursement funds and we’re now ramping up efforts
to focus on members of the Senate. Support from Senator Steinberg, Senator Leno,
Senator Liu and Senator Padilla, among others, would help in furthering these
efforts. There is speculation that these
decisions will be made in the next 24-48 hours.
In addition to calling your local Senator, please call
Senator Steinberg, Senator Leno, Senator Liu and Senator Padilla
TODAY and let them know that:
“The proposed cut to the state meal reimbursement
for most non-public child care centers and agencies would severely impact the quality of child
care in California. Please oppose these cuts and preserve child care agencies’
ability to provide nutritious meals and snacks to low-income children across
About the Proposed $10.4 Million Cut
Analysis of Child Care Budget Cuts.
Torlakson Rejects Proposed Child Care Budget Cuts.
Find your Senator.
Office of Senator Steinberg,
Pro Tempore, 916. 651.4006
Office of Senator Leno,
Budget Committee, 916.651.4003
Office of Senator Liu,
Senate Human Services Committee, 916.651.4020
Office of Senator Padilla,
Chair, Latino Caucus, 916.651.4020
Elyse Homel-Vitale at 619.501.8248