Assembly Bill 1321 has passed the legislature and needs calls to the Governor's office to encourage him to sign it into law! AB 1321 would create a matching program to draw down money from a federal program that provides bonus dollars if benefits from CalFresh and similar programs are spent on Californian grown fruits, vegetables or nuts at farmers markets or small retail outlets.
Our partners at Hunger Advocacy Network have put out the following call to action!:
These bills now go to the Governor’s desk for signature. Even though both of these bills benefited from strong bipartisan support in both houses and no opposition, we still want to ensure that Gov. Brown hears from constituents up and down California to highlight their significance to Gov. Brown and push for his signature. Please take the following action by this Friday, September 11th:
Make calls – either as an individual or on behalf of your organization – and encourage your clients, colleagues, board, and others in your network to do the same!
Call (916) 445-2841 (an intern or aide will take your call) an use the following scripts:
AB 1321: Hello, my name is __________ and I live in/work at __________. I am calling to urge Governor Brown to sign AB 1321: CA Nutrition Incentives Act. B 1321 is a step in the right direction in order to end food insecurity and keep our families and local economies healthy. It would also leverage federal matching dollars. The Legislature gave strong bipartisan support for this bill and I hope Governor Brown will support it too by signing this bill into law.
Thank you for your support on this vital issue!