National Call-In Day to Protect SNAP: Tuesday, June 18

We need you and your network to call in on Tuesday, June 18 to protect the SNAP program as it faces devastating cuts. Next week the House of Representatives will debate the Farm Bill, and we need your help protecting nutrition assistance for vulnerable families. Let’s send a strong message to Congress that cuts to SNAP are not acceptable!

The House bill would cut $20.5 billion in funding for SNAP over 10 years, causing millions of our low-income neighbors


Save the Date: City of Sacramento Planning and Design Commission Workshop | Housing Element Survey Needs Your Input before the Workshop

Take the Survey 

The City of Sacramento is performing an update to its Housing Element, which affects the affordability and accessibility of housing. Please take the Housing Element Survey and save the date for the Planning and Design Commission Workshop on the Mixed Income Housing Ordinance and Housing Trust Fund Ordinance. Your input can help keep housing inclusive and within reach for everyone in our community. Click here for more information the City of Sacramento’s housing needs.

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Help End Hunger! Sign the Sacramento Hunger Coalition’s Online Petition, Call & Tweet

Thank you to all of those who participated in the Sacramento Hunger Coalition‘s inaugural Hunger Action Week.

Here are some steps YOU can take to end hunger now:

1. Sign our online petition to demand a 2013 hearing on the state of hunger in California.

2. Call 1-855-48TABLE (488-2253) to be connected to your representative and share this crucial information:

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California Homes and Jobs Act (SB 391) Passes Senate

We did it! The the California Homes and Jobs Act just passed the Senate 27-12.

Legislators joining bill author Senator DeSaulnier speaking on behalf of the bill and urging an aye vote included Senate President pro Tem Steinberg and Senators Correa, Torres, and Wright.

Show Our Senator Supporters Some Love — Send a Thank You Note

We’ve all worked hard to get these yes votes. Every Senator who said YES to homes and jobs deserves a heart-felt “thank you.”

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Action Alert! Calls to Senator Steinberg Needed Today!

Over the next few days, Senator Steinberg is expected to be making final decisions on which bills to move out of Appropriations.  We would like Senator Steinberg to receive as many friendly reminders as possible in support of the California Homes and Jobs Act (SB 391).  Please take a moment to call Senator Steinberg at (916) 651-4006 (or text if you have his cell number), and urge him to support passing SB 391 out of Appropriations.

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