ENACT Day is a fantastic opportunity for Californians to travel to Sacramento and speak up for a healthier, more equitable California. No experience necessary – just register here before the end of the week and join us at the Capitol on May 6th! You’ll have the opportunity to learn about health bills moving through the legislature this year, receive training on how to communicate with decision-makers, and speak with your legislators about the issues that matter to you.
Each year, we adopt a set of bills currently in the California legislature to discuss during ENACT Day. In 2015, we’ll be looking at legislation that addresses the harm being caused in our communities by soda and other sugary drinks, expand and strengthen school zones to protect students who walk and bike to school, extend the buying power of people living in poverty when they use nutrition benefits at farmers markets, and ensure that students don’t start the school day hungry. See details below:
- Nutrition Incentive Matching Grant Program: AB 1321 (Ting) & Budget Proposal will create a statewide grant program that would double the value of nutrition assistance benefits at farmers markets and small business retailers when used to buy California-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables.
- Reducing SSB Consumption: SB 203 (Monning) & AB 1357 (Bloom): These two bills will work together to curb sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and promote health. SB 203 will create a warning label for sugar-sweetened beverages to provide information about the unique health risks posed by liquid sugar. AB 1357 creates the Children and Family Health Promotion Program to fund initiatives that promote healthy alternatives to sugar-sweetened beverages.
- After the Bell School Breakfast: AB 1240 (Bonta & Thurmond) will improve students' academic achievement, attendance, and mental and physical health by ensuring that more children in California, particularly those attending high-need schools, have access to school breakfast. The "guarantee" for breakfast increases based on need at each individual school site.
- Additional Fee for Moving Violations in School Zones: SB 564 (Cannella) will assess an additional $35 fine to any moving violations by vehicles in school zones.
- Allowing Jurisdictions to Expand the Size of School Zones: SB 632 (Cannella)
Join us at the Capitol on May 6 to voice your support for a healthier, safer and more equitable California! Registration closes April 24.
May 6, 2015 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sacramento Masonic Temple
1123 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
ENACT Day is FREE, and lunch will be provided.