SB 900 Needs Your Support to Keep Moving Forward!

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Efforts to support affordable, healthy food and California Agriculture made it through two more important steps this week. On Tuesday, April 17th, SB 900 (Wiener & Arambula), the California Fruit and Vegetable EBT Pilot Project bill, passed out of the Senate Committee on Agriculture with unanimous, bipartisan support on consent. And this morning, CFPA and SPUR's related budget request was heard in the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. CFPA thanks Senator Wiener, Assemblymember Arambula, and all of the bill's supporters for continuing to push the state to support healthy food affordability and California agriculture.

Thank YOU for your support of SB 900 and the related budget request. The bill now moves on to the Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by Senator Ricardo Lara. This is a critical time to tell state leaders to prioritize statewide solutions that make healthy food more affordable to improve the health and wellbeing of low-income Californians.

Here's how you can help:

Write! If you haven't submitted a letter of support, do so today! doc

After you've sent in your letter, send an email to Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. You can find a sample email to customize here.

Tweet! Share your thoughts with Senator Lara and other state leaders.

  • Support SB 900, the CA Fruit & Veg EBT Pilot bill to #DoubleFresh4CalFresh! Make healthy food affordable and support CA Ag! @SenRicardoLara @ToniAtkins @CAFoodPolicy https://bit.ly/2uslqhL

  • >4 million people rely on #CalFresh and still struggle to afford fruits & veggies. @SenRicardoLara @ToniAtkins plz support SB 900, CA Fruit & Veggie EBT Pilot bill! @CAFoodPolicy #DoubleFresh4CalFresh https://bit.ly/2uslqhL

Learn More! Find factsheets, FAQ's, and more on our SB 900 page.

SB900 is a Triple Win by Jared Call

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