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How to submit letters:

This year, the Assembly and Senate Human Services Committees will be taking position letters electronically via the new Advocates Portal. You will need to create an account the first time you submit a letter through the portal, and then you will be able to use that account for subsequent letters. Here are step-by-step instructions developed by the California Food Policy Advocates.

For any questions, please reach out to Becky Gershon, Advocacy Manager (becky@cafoodbanks.org

Last Updated: 3/14/2019

Bill

Summary

Sponsor(s)

CAFB
Position

Status

AB 614 (Eggman, Salas) 

Expand the Farm to Food Bank Tax Credit to include foods other than fresh fruits and vegetables, such as rice, beans, eggs, dairy, and nuts grown or produced in California. Factsheet. Sample support letter (by 3/13).

CAFB

Sponsor

Com. on Rev & Tax (3/18)

SB 285 (Wiener, Dodd, Wicks)

Ensure all eligible Californians have efficient, equitable access to CalFresh by phone, online, and in person through dignified means and within an integrated safety net that supports health and well-being. Factsheet. Sample support letter (by 3/18).

CAFB, CFPA, SF-Marin Food Bank

Sponsor

Com. on Human Svcs

AB 534 (Mayes, Aguiar-Curry, Arambula)

Plan for a California with no hunger by establishing a multi-departmental task force. Sample support letter (by 3/18).

CAFB, WCLP, CAW

Sponsor

Com. on Human Svcs (3/26) and Agriculture

AB 494 (Berman)

Simplify CalFresh applications for people with high housing costs. Factsheet. Sample support letter (by 3/18).

CAFB, WCLP, CCWRO

Sponsor

Com. on Human Svcs (3/26)

SB 268 (Wiener, Beall)

Repeal the asset-test in the CalWORKS program. Factsheet. Sample support letter (by 3/6). 

WCLP

Support

Com. on Human Svcs

AB 1022 (Wicks)

Remove harm of the federal 3-month CalFresh time limit and related work requirements. Factsheet. Sample support letter. 

CAFB, WCLP, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, Alameda County Community Food Bank

Sponsor

Com. on Human Svcs

AB 1377 (Wicks)

Connect children and their families participating in free or reduced price meals at schools to CalFresh. Sample support letter (by 4/1).

CAFB, CWDA

Sponsor

Introduced

AB 1434 (Kalra)

Reinstate the SSP Cost of Living Adjustment and increase benefits to above 100% of Federal Poverty Level.

CAFB, WCLP, CA4SSI

Support

Introduced

AB 942 (Weber)

Expand the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program across the state. Sample support letter (by 3/19).

WCLP

Support

Com. on Human Svcs (3/26)

SB 499 (McGuire)

Create and sustain equitable, healthy, hunger-free schools through an extra 10 cent per breakfast reimbursement for school districts to purchase CA-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Factsheet. Sample support letter. 

CFPA

Support

Com. on Education

AB 842 (Limon, Eggman)

Fight hunger, advance equity, and support student success by guaranteeing that more low-income children have access to healthy meals in preschool and child care. Factsheet. Sample support letter (by 3/19).

CFPA

Support

Com. on Education (3/27)

         
         
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