AB 1871: Act Now & Tell the Senate to Vote Yes

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Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee brought California one step closer to #FoodAndFairness with its support of AB 1871 (Bonta).

Low-income students in charter schools are the only low-income students in California public schools who do not have guaranteed access to at least one free or reduced-price meal each school day. AB 1871 will change that.

What's Next?
AB 1871 heads to the Senate Floor where every Senator will have a chance to vote on the bill. Let's make sure they vote "yes" -- California should feed hungry students no matter where they go to school.

Act Now
The Senate will likely vote on AB 1871 next week. Please write, call, and Tweet your support by Tuesday, August 21.

Write

  • Download and customize this sample floor alert. doc
  • Email, fax, or hand deliver a floor alert to Senator Atkins (the President pro Tempore), your Senator, and any other Senators you'd like to contact.
  • Email addresses for each Senate office are listed here. link
  • Please submit floor alerts by 8/21.

Call
Make a short, simple phone call to Senate President pro Tempore Atkins, your Senator, and any other Senators you'd like to contact. Phone numbers for each Senate office are listed here. link

Hello. My name is ________. I live in ______, CA. I am calling to ask Senator ________ to vote yes on AB 1871, a bill by Assemblymember Bonta that will give low-income students in public charter schools guaranteed access to school meals. I believe that all children living in poverty deserve nutritious meals, no matter where they go to school. Thank you.

Tweet

  • #AB1871 by @RobBonta means we feed kids no matter where they go to school. Asking for your support @SenToniAtkins @[Insert Senator's Twitter handle] #FoodAndFairness
  • We need #AB1871 by @RobBonta because no child should go hungry in a CA public school. Asking for your support @SenToniAtkins @[Insert Senator's Twitter handle] #FoodAndFairness
  • Food is fundamental to success & learning. No child should go without, no matter where they go to school. @SenToniAtkins @[Insert Senator's Twitter handle] please support #AB1871 by @RobBonta #FeedingSuccess
  • Hunger shouldn't limit school choice because hunger shouldn't BE a school choice. Asking @SenToniAtkins @[Insert Senator's Twitter handle] to support #AB1871 by @RobBonta #FeedingSuccess
  • Whatever your stance on charter schools, all students need food to learn & grow. #AB1871 by @RobBonta helps students reach their full potential. Asking @SenToniAtkins @[Insert Senator's Twitter handle] to support!

Learn More
Find factsheets, data, stories, and more on our AB 1871 page.

Questions? Suggestions?
Contact Tia Shimada at tia@cfpa.net or 510.433.1122 ext 109