California Legislation, Regulations & Policy

CWA has a long history of advocating for children and families in California, through sponsoring and supporting legislation, budgetary requests, and simply educating our representatives in Sacramento about WIC and the benefits and support it provides to their constituents. WIC is the state’s largest nutrition and lactation public health workforce, an excellent resource for decision makers as they consider policy that will impact how the needs of local families are met. CWA works to make sure that California’s legislators are knowledgeable about WIC and have good access to WIC’s wealth of knowledge!

Bills that CWA sponsors, supports, or is monitoring are summarized below. Underlined text indicates a link to bill text, sample support letters, or sponsor information. More details in our Bill Monitor Report – updated 12/10/2018

ACR 234 (Rubio)

SUBJECT: Breastfeeding Awareness Resolution

SPONSORS: CWA and CA Breastfeeding Coalition

CWA’s Position: SPONSOR

Budget Request

SUBJECT: Medi-Cal Rate Increase for Breast Pumps

SPONSORS: CWA and CA Breastfeeding Coalition

CWA’s Position: SPONSOR

SB 937 (Wiener)

SUBJECT: Workplace Breastfeeding Accommodations

SPONSORS: Legal Aid at Work and CA Breastfeeding Coalition

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

AB 1976 (Limon)

SUBJECT: Lactation Accommodation

SPONSORS: CA Medical Association

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

AB 2785 (Rubio)

SUBJECT: Student Services: Lactation Accommodation

SPONSORS: Author; AAP CA supports

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

AB 2507 (Jones-Sawyer)

SUBJECT: Lactation Policy for Incarcerated People

SPONSORS: Author/ACLU

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

AB 2579 (Burke)

SUBJECT: Express Lane Eligibility for WIC and Medi-Cal Eligible Families

SPONSORS: Children’s Partnership: download their Fact Sheet and a Support Letter Template

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

SB 1125 (Atkins)

SUBJECT: Federally Qualified Health Center and Rural Health Clinic Services

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

SB 900 (Wiener, Arambula)

SUBJECT: “Double the Fresh” in CalFresh

SPONSORS: CA Food Policy Advocates

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer)

SUBJECT: Limits County Contracts with Outside Entities

SPONSORS: Labor Unions

CWA’s Position: OPPOSE

AB 1893 (Maienschein)

SUBJECT: Maternal Mental Health: Federal Funding

SPONSORS: Maternal Mental Health Now, 2020 Mom

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

AB 2193 (Maienschein)

SUBJECT: Maternal Mental Health: Case Management

SPONSORS: 2020 Mom

CWA’s Position: SUPPORT

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