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The “Champions Against Hunger and Poverty” award celebrates the innovative efforts of Los Angeles County residents to address pervasive problems that impact low-income community members. Members of the public submit nominations for the awardees, who come from all facets of Los Angeles society. Past recipients include State Sen. Holly Mitchell, KPFK’s Background Briefing host Ian Masters and Michael “Waterman” Hubman.
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Travis Jupp published Hunger Action Day Policy Agenda 2017 in Hunger Action Day 2017 2017-05-10 12:36:04 -0700
It’s time to prioritize ending poverty & hunger in the state budget
+ Raise Supplemental Security Income (SSI) above the poverty level and restore the state COLA.
+ Fight hunger by supporting the CalFood Program that enables California food banks to purchase only California-grown foods–$17.5 million provides 87.5 million meals.
+ Provide a state-funded emergency supplemental nutrition benefit for CalFresh households who must buy safe drinking water when their water system poses a serious health threat.
+ Expand the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) to all self-employed Californians who meet income eligibility requirements, increase the income eligibility threshold to include full-time minimum wage earners, and invest in outreach and free tax preparation programs.
+ Restore the COLA for CalWORKs recipients and extend the CalWORKs 48-month clock to 60 months to combat food insecurity among low-income families.
Support legislation that improves our anti-hunger programs
+ AB 164 (Arambula) would enable the CA Department of Social Services to more efficiently deliver state CalFresh benefits if federal assistance is unavailable or does not meet California’s needs
+ AB 563 (Arambula) would support CalFresh recipients in securing employment and earnings that are enough for them to exit poverty by establishing a CalFresh Employment & Training (E&T) Center for Excellence.
+ AB 607 (Gloria) would add the Disaster CalFresh Program into statute and establish various requirements of the Department of Social Services and County Human Services Agencies to respond to the need for emergency food assistance in times of disaster.
+ AB 796 (Kalra) would reinstate the COLA for the SSI/SSP benefit and require a maximum aid payment that would increase incrementally until January 1, 2019, when it would be set at 100%
+ SB 138 (McGuire) would increase access to school meals by implementing Medi-Cal Direct Certification statewide and maximize federal provisions to offer free lunches and breakfast to all students in high poverty schools
+ SB 250 (Hertzberg) would prevent harmful treatment to school children when their families are unable to pay an unpaid debt to the school food services providers by establishing state standards for collecting unpaid fees.
+ SB708 (Skinner) would allow pre-enrollment into CalFresh and SSI, but only when appropriate permission is secured from the federal administering agencies. Also, allows state prisons to assist people who are incarcerated to secure a copy of their Social Security Card.
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Advocacy and grassroots efforts are the cornerstones of change. Your voice is important and your law makers and elected official need to hear your concerns directly from you. See below for a link to find your representative.There is so much going on and sometimes it is hard to put it into words.You will find a letter from The Ecology Center and Roots of Change below. Click the links for more information and a helpful tool kit.
Greetings, CNIP supporters.
We appreciate your ongoing support to ensure that the California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP), which funds Market Match and programs like it, is included in the state budget.
We are in the final stretch and we need YOU, and your stakeholders (farmers' market managers, farmers, CalFresh customers, non-profit advocates) to Call the Governor and Senators about CNIP!
We've prepared a small toolkit to assist you in this. You can find that HERE. I've also summarized the "script" for calling below.
Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, and thank you in advance for your engagement!
The most crucial action to take is to call Governor Newsom at 916-445-2841 and to call your State Senator.
Here’s an example script. Please modify it to suit your needs/experience:
CALLING THE GOVERNOR:
Hi, my name is [NAME], and I am a constituent calling from [LOCATION] to urge the Governor to support the California Nutrition Incentive Program, or CNIP, in the state budget.
CNIP was included in the Assembly version of the budget at $35 million, and I respectfully request that the Governor support including this one-time funding for this vital program.
CNIP provides a dollar-for-dollar match on CalFresh purchases, supporting California families, farmers, and the economy. I am [a farmer, a farmers’ market manager, a non-profit advocate, and a CalFresh recipient], and CNIP is essential because [it supports my business; it supports small farmers in my farmers’ market; it helps my family purchase more fruits and vegetables…ETC.]
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.- The Ecology Center and Roots of Change