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CAFB Highlights Implications for Poverty and Hunger under Proposed Public Charge Rule

November 19, 2018

Today, the national Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) campaign kicks off their “Poverty, Hunger and Housing” theme week and CAFB is stepping up to highlight how you can protect California families from going hungry.

The proposed public charge rule from the Department of Homeland Security would force immigrant families to choose between putting food on the table and keeping their families together, by punishing families seeking to immigrate for using health and nutrition programs like SNAP (CalFresh in California).

This week, CAFB will be lifting up the challenges that our state’s low-income immigrant families face in putting food on the table and highlight ways that you can help push back against the current proposed rule that would make it more difficult for California families to make ends meet and stay healthy.

  • Submit a public comment online
    • Tell the current administration why low-income immigrant families deserve access to food, healthcare and housing


  • Get social with our model tweets
    • Share why the proposed rule would cause more California families to go hungry, such as:

Family or food? No one should have to choose! #ProtectFamilies today by expressing your opposition to the proposed #PublicCharge rule w/ @FOODBANK and other anti-hunger advocates bit.ly/CAcomments 


  • Take a selfie to #ProtectFamilies
    • Take a picture with one of our comment postcards and use the hashtag #ProtectFamilies to tell us why you believe no one should have to choose between food or family.


For more resources on public charge, visit CAFB’s federal policy resource page.

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