SB 285 (Wiener) Needs Your Support! Call, Tweet, & Email Key Assemblymembers Today

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SB 285 needs your support to clear its next legislative hurdle, the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Join us in asking the Committee to move the bill forward to the Assembly Floor!



Take Action Today!

Here is a one-page document with sample emails, calls and tweets that you can share with partners and colleagues.

Call and/or email the following Assemblymembers. Prioritize your outreach to Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), the Chair of the Committee on Appropriations and Anthony Rendon D-Lynwood), Speaker of the Assembly. This should take you just a few minutes.

Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, Chair, Assembly Appropriations Committee (D-80) (619) 338-8090

Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the Assembly (D-63) (562) 529-3250

Please also spend a few minutes contacting your Assemblymember if they are listed below as members of the committee:

  • Frank Bigelow, Vice Chair (R - 5) (916) 916-319-2005
  • Richard Bloom (D-50) (916) 651-2050
  • Rob Bonta (D-18) (916) 651-2018
  • Bill Brough (R-73) (916) 651-2073
  • Ian C. Calderon (D-57) (916) 651-2057
  • Wendy Carrillo (D-51) (916) 651-2051
  • Ed Chau (D-49) (916) 651-2049
  • Tyler Diep (R-72) (916) 651-2072
  • Susan Eggman (D-13) (916) 651-2013
  • Vince Fong (R-34) (916) 651-2034
  • Jesse Gabriel (D-45) (916) 651-2045
  • Eduardo Garcia (D-56) (916) 651-2056
  • Brian Maienschein (D-77) (916) 651-2077
  • Jay Obernolte (R-33) (916) 651-2033
  • Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-74) (916) 651-2074
  • Bill Quirk (D-20) (916) 651-2020
  • Robert Rivas (D-30) (916) 651-2030
  • Sample script:

    Hello. My name is ________. I live in ______, CA. I am calling to ask Asssemblymember ______ to support SB 285 which would improve access to CalFresh, our most powerful anti-hunger and anti-poverty program. [choose one or more of the following reasons or tell them your own]

    • Californians struggling to make ends meet deserve equitable access to CalFresh. We need to set statewide goals and track progress to make meaningful improvements.
    • Together, we can do the work to make CalFresh work for everyone, regardless of where they live or their individual circumstances. SB 285 provides a roadmap for success.
    • Over 500,000 SSI recipients just became eligible for CalFresh- now is the time to ensure that all eligible Californians, especially seniors and people with disabilities, can access CalFresh simply and with dignity.

    Sample tweets:

    • Californians struggling to make ends meet deserve meaningful access to CalFresh. Plz support SB 285, @LorenaAD80 @Rendon63rd @CAgovernor
    • Together, we can do the work to make CalFresh work for everyone, regardless of where they live or their individual circumstances. SB 285 provides a roadmap for success. Plz support SB 285! @LorenaAD80 @Rendon63rd @CAgovernor
    • When only one in five eligible low-income seniors can access CalFresh, it's time for change. SB 285 lays out a an achievable plan to improve CalFresh enrollment, especially for seniors. Plz support SB 285! @LorenaAD80 @Rendon63rd @CAgovernor
    • Over 500,000 SSI recipients just became eligible for CalFresh. Now is the time to ensure that all Californians, especially seniors and people with disabilities, can access CalFresh simply and with dignity. Plz support SB 285! @LorenaAD80 @Rendon63rd @CAgovernor



    Questions? Contact Jared Call at 213.482.8200 ext 201, or visit https://cfpa.net/sb285/