SB 900 (Wiener & Arambula) Moves to the Senate Floor!

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Thanks to your support, we are one step closer to improved access to healthy, affordable food in California! SB 900 (Wiener & Arambula) passed out of Senate Appropriations Committee today on a unanimous 7 - 0 vote, and now moves to the Senate Floor! SB 900 would enable the CalFresh EBT system to integrate supplemental nutrition benefits that incentivize California-grown produce purchases. This legislation would pilot community-based initiatives to earn and redeem supplemental nutrition benefits via EBT at grocery stores and farmers’ markets.

We are grateful for Senator Wiener's leadership on SB 900, and thankful that the Senate Appropriations Committee recognized SB 900’s ability to to make fresh, California-grown fruits and vegetables more affordable for households shopping with CalFresh.

Perhaps most of all, we are thankful for all of YOU and your tireless advocacy to ensure that California builds a CalFresh supplemental benefits system that is efficient and accessible at local grocers and markets.

SB 900 will need your continued support as it moves to the Senate Floor, and hopefully all the way through the Legislature to the Governor's desk!

ACT NOW TO LET YOUR SENATORS KNOW YOU SUPPORT SB 900!

Email a customized floor alert to your Senators, or as many Senators as you'd like to contact.

You can view CFPA's Senate floor alert here.

To make it simple, we've created this sample floor alert that you can easily customize with your organization's logo and any other relevant information about why SB 900 is important to you.

Then email your floor alert to Senators and their key staff. You can find the email address of your Senator's key staff on this list.

That's how easy it is! Thank you for helping to make healthy food affordable and supporting California agriculture!

SB900 is a Triple Win by Jared Call

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Have questions? Please contact Tracey Patterson at 510.433.1122 ext 101 or tracey@cfpa.net.