AB 842 (Limón): Onward to the Senate


Whether in preschool or high school do all children deserve access to a meal? The Assembly said YES! Yesterday, Democratic and Republican Assemblymembers voiced unified support for AB 842 (Limón). A big thank you to Assemblymembers Limón and Eggman for introducing this important piece of legislation, to all of you for demonstrating a groundswell of support, and to the California State PTA for coming on as AB 842 co-sponsors with us!

Next, AB 842 will head to the Senate Education Committee for a July 3rd hearing and will need your continued support.


Please submit an updated letter of support to the Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Connie Leyva. Individuals and organizations must submit new letters before June 26 to be counted by the Senate, even if you wrote one when AB 842 was in Assembly.

  • Download a customizable support letter and submission instructions. link

  • Call!

    Make a short, simple phone call to Senator Connie Leyva, Chair of the Senate Education Committee at 916.651.4020 to ask for her support of AB 842. Also, call your senator if they are a member of the Committee.

  • Hello. My name is ________. I live in ______, CA. I am calling to ask Senator Leyva to vote yes on AB 842, a bill coming to Senate Education committee. AB 842, by Assemblymember Limón, will give low-income children attending California public preschools guaranteed access to a healthy, free meal. I believe that all children living in poverty and attending a California public school deserve nutritious meals, no matter how old they are or what grade they are in. Thank you.

  • Tweet!

  • #AB842 by @AsmMoniqueLimon means we feed all kids no matter if they are in preschool or high school. Asking for your support @SenatorLeyva to help CA students reach their full potential. #HungerFreePreschool
  • We need #AB842 by @AsmMoniqueLimon because no child should go hungry in a CA public school. Asking for your support @SenatorLeyva to give all students a fair shot at success.
  • Food is fundamental to success & learning. No child should go without, no matter where they go to school or what grade they are in. @SenatorLeyva asking for your support on #AB842 by @AsmMoniqueLimon
  • All students need food to learn & grow. #AB842 by @AsmMoniqueLimon helps our youngest students reach their full potential. Asking @SenatorLeyva to support! #HungerFreePreschool

  • Questions? Contact Elyse Homel Vitale at 510.433.1122 ext 206, or visit https://cfpa.net/ab842/