Support Breakfast After the Bell TODAY!
On May 23 the Assembly Subcommittee on Education Finance approved $1 million in funding to extend Breakfast After the Bell Grants prioritized for high-poverty schools and chronic absenteeism- but we aren’t done yet!!
Final stretch: School Breakfast Needs YOUR HELP in the State Budget
The next step is Budget Conference Committee, a small group of legislators from the California Assembly and Senate, who will consider whether to adopt the Assembly’s $1 million funding proposal and include it in the budget sent to the Governor. These grants are on the Budget Conference Education agenda as EDU 36. We only have a few days to make a difference!!
Take 5 minutes to help TODAY:
- Call or email Senate Budget Conferees to URGE them to accept the Assembly Education proposal to extend funding for Breakfast After the Bell Grants (EDU 36)! link
- Call or email the Assembly to THANK them for including Breakfast After the Bell in their budget proposal, and urge them to fight to keep it (EDU 36): link
- Amplify social media messages to urge the Legislature to be #SchoolBreakfastHeroes! Retweet CFPA’s Breakfast After the Bell posts, or use these sample messages to share your support on social media!
THANK YOU @KevinMcCartyCA for investing in #breakfastafterthebell! In 2 yrs, these grants have helped 180k+ students start the day ready to learn- w/o extension, program will end. @PhilTing @Rendon63rd @LorenaAD80 let's keep this in the #CABudget! #SchoolBreakfastHeroes! pic.twitter.com/goREeBcr41— CFPA (@CAFoodPolicy) May 25, 2018
As you get ready for #CABudget Conference- remember #breakfast is most important meal of the day! @HollyJMitchell @NancySkinnerCA @SenatorMoorlach @GeneralRoth Assembly plan to extend #breakfastafterthebell grants will help tens of thousands more. Be our #SchoolBreakfastHeroes! pic.twitter.com/UVm50JSqHS— CFPA (@CAFoodPolicy) May 25, 2018
2MIL low-income CA kids miss out on health & attendance benefits of #schoolbreakfast. To make impact, #CABudget should fund Assembly Proposal to extend #BreakfastAftertheBell Grants. @HollyJMitchell @PhilTing @CaFoodPolicy https://cfpa.net/invest-batb Be our #schoolbreakfastheroes!
Sample MemesInvest BATB meme by Anna Colby School Breakfast and Attendance Infographic by Anna Colby
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