California Democrats Support Food Stamps Funding Restoration And Heating Allowance For Low Income Californians

 

Resolution 14-07.34L

WHEREAS, food stamp cuts spearheaded by Republicans in Congress have led to $457 million being cut from 4,168,000 Californians (11% of the population) who rely on California's Cal-Fresh program to meet basic nutritional needs; and

WHEREAS, raising the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to $20 in the State of California will provide for the full restoration of Food Stamps benefits for recipents; and

WHEREAS, the California Democratic Party platform states that California Democrats "Support the full funding of food stamp programs,"

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party supports raising the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to ensure for the restoration of food stamp cuts to California's most vulnerable residents, and

THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to Governor Jerry Brown and the California Democratic Party delegation of the State Legislature.

 

Authored by Susie Shannon (AD 50)

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2014 Executive Board Meeting
Marriot Hotel, Oakland
July 13, 2014

 

 

 

 

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