This week is already turning into a frenzy. With tons of advocacy and coalition groups vying for funding in this year's budget, the Capitol has turned into a zoo. One group is holding a 24-hour vigil in the Assembly chamber starting today in hopes to see their budget requests reflected in the final budget. It's very hard to get around!
We are hearing from some of our sources that the funding we are seeking to reinstate the Healthy Food/ Healthy Communities Fund is still an uphill battle. We have many supportive legislative champions that are fighting for it, however, we are one group of many this year that have a very important funding request. With the budget bills slated to be printed tonight by midnight in order to have an on-time budget, our time is running out to educate lawmakers on the importance of this program. If you haven't already, please call your legislator's office and ask them to support this fund!