California state leaders and lawmakers are taking action right now on hundreds of bills and heading into budget negotiations. We need YOUR help now for our state’s farmers and ranchers that feed the world.
The nation’s largest food producing state is undertaking the most aggressive water conservation program in California history with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). SGMA will have significant impact on our food producers, and they need our support to ensure a resilient and climate safe food system for future generations.
TAKE ACTION NOW: Call or write your State Assemblymembers and Senators to let them know you support strong funding for helping farmers and ranchers comply with SGMA regulations to protect California’s food system and natural resources.
Not sure who to call? Find your State Senator and Assemblymember here. Below is a suggested script to help you communicate with your representatives about this important opportunity:
“I am a constituent in your district, and this year I am calling to ask you to support AB 350, SGMA Ombudsman program, and the associated budget request for $12 million to fund the technical assistance grants housed at CDFA. This bill has already received unanimous, bipartisan support from two committees, as well as from a broad coalition of farming, environmental and water resource advocates. We stand together because we realize our nation’s food system is too important to risk. We also know this bill will keep our regional economies resilient. Thank you for considering this request.”
With just one click on the “Take Action” button, enter your information and send a customized letter directly to your state representatives in support of strong funding for a bill that keeps our food system resilient, protects our natural resources, and supports our state’s farmers and ranchers! Thanks so much for your support. Your voice really matters now.
Learn more about AB 350, sponsored by AFT and introduced by Assemblymember Villapudua.
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