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Strategic Alliance E-Alert: July 13, 2015

Tips to Engage Legislators on Healthy Food Access, School Zone Safety Bills

Summer is the perfect time to garner support from legislators on critical bills currently active in the California legislature, including one that addresses healthy food access for low-income Californians and another on safety in school zones. At ENACT Day this May, community members, youth, and local organizations gathered at California’s state capitol—and virtually through social media and email—to voice their support for these bills; our July 21 training webinar will offer tips on how to keep advocating for them during the summer legislative recess.

                                         Tuesday, July 21, 2015        
                      10:00 am-11:00 am PT / 1:00 pm-2:00 pm PT
                                              Register here.

This webinar will train you in how to set up and conduct advocacy visits to state Assemblymembers and Senators while they are in their home districts for the July 18 through August 17 legislative recess.
Moderators also will provide updates on three important California bills to support: 

  • AB 1321, Nutrition Incentive Matching Grant Program, which doubles the dollar value of benefits used by low-income Californians when they buy fruits and vegetables at farmers markets.
  • SB 564, School Zone Fines, which imposes an additional $35 for traffic violations in school zones. These funds will then be used for the state’s Active Transportation Program to improve sidewalks, crossings, and walk/bike paths near schools.
  • AB 292 Time to Eat: Lunchtime Supports Learning, which requires schools to give children at least 20 minutes to eat lunch after being served.

This webinar is free and available to anyone interested in learning more about opportunities to support key nutrition, activity, and safety legislation in California and beyond.

ENACT Day is a collaborative effort of strategic alliance and its statewide partners. Through education on prevention legislation, policy advocacy skills, building, and meetings with legislators and/or their staff, ENACT Day ensures California’s community leaders can effectively voice their hopes and concerns about critical health and safety issues to their representatives.

Recap of ENACT Day 2015

Read about the power of community advocacy on our CA Blog.

ENACT Day 2015 in tweets and photos

Attendees of ENACT Day 2015 took to Twitter to share their experiences.

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