The Governor and legislative leaders are in the final stages of negotiations for the 2021-22 budget and are making decisions about allocating a record-setting $100 billion. There are some good indications about funding for farmworker housing and sustainable agriculture, but many details remain to be worked out.
Take Action Today!
Please call today and urge them to include funding for a healthy, just and resilient food and farming system! It’s easy and only takes a couple of minutes to make your voice heard.
Here are the phone numbers to call:
- Governor Gavin Newsom – (916) 445-2841
- Pro Tem Toni Atkins – (916) 651-4039
- Speaker Anthony Rendon – (916) 319-2063
- Senator Nancy Skinner – (916) 651-4009
- Assemblymember Phil Ting – (916) 319-2019
All you need to do is call the offices above and leave a message. You can use the sample script below:
Formed during the height of the pandemic, a diverse coalition has come together to advocate for once-in-a-generation investments in California’s food and farming system that prioritize those in socially disadvantaged communities, small and mid-scale farmers and socially disadvantaged farmers. Early in 2021, we sponsored Assembly Bill 125, authored by Assemblymember Robert Rivas, which proposed a $3.2 billion bond measure for the November 2022 ballot.
AB 125 will continue to be debated next year, and meanwhile, we are focused on securing almost $780 million in the 2021-22 fiscal year budget. For the details on what is included in the budget proposal, click here for the coalition letter to the Governor and legislative leaders.
Please see this website for more background and to sign up to keep updated and to take action: www.voteforyourfood.org.