AB 1871: One Last Step!


Yesterday, our state legislators confirmed what we already know: California should feed kids no matter where they go to school. AB 1871 (Bonta) passed out of the Senate and now heads to Governor Brown -- the last and biggest hurdle on this long road to giving children in charter schools equitable access to school meals.

What's Next?
Governor Brown has until the end of September to sign or veto bills. He can act on AB 1871 at any time, so let's raise our voices now!

Here's how you can help.

Submit a letter of support to Governor Brown. Download a customizable support letter and submission instructions. doc

Make a short, simple phone call to Governor Brown at 916.445.2841 to ask for his signature on AB 1871.

Hello. My name is ________. I live in ______, CA. I am calling to ask Governor Brown to sign AB 1871, a bill authored by Assemblymember Bonta, that will give low-income students in 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.


  • #AB1871 by @RobBonta means we feed kids no matter where they go to school. Asking for your support @JerryBrownGov to help CA students reach their full potential. #FoodAndFairness
  • We need #AB1871 by @RobBonta because no child should go hungry in a CA public school. Asking for your support @JerryBrownGov to give all students a fair shot at success. #FoodAndFairness
  • Food is fundamental to success & learning. No child should go without, no matter where they go to school. @JerryBrownGov asking for your support on #AB1871 by @RobBonta #FeedingSuccess
  • Hunger shouldn't limit school choice because hunger shouldn't BE a school choice. Asking @JerryBrownGov to support #AB1871 by @RobBonta. #FeedingSuccess

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