This petition closed 7 months ago
In California, people with drug felony convictions are permanently disqualified from receiving CalFresh (food stamps) benefits. Do you believe that people who have served their time for the mistakes they have made, and who are currently playing by the rules should be eligible for help with food and nutrition? If you do, please join us in supporting SB 283 (Hancock), a bill that would reinstate CalFresh benefits for Californians with prior drug-related felony convictions, provided they are following program rules and are (or have) successfully complied with the conditions of their probation or parole.
SB 283 passed out of the California Senate in May and is currently being considered by the California Assembly. Our state Assembly Members need to hear from you about SB 283. If you'd like to see California support the successful re-entry of former offenders, please sign our petition in support of SB 283.