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The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) has improved at-risk children’s health, growth and development, and prevented nutrition related and other health problems for more than 35 years. WIC children enter school ready to learn, showing better cognitive performance. WIC also improves the health of at-risk mothers during pregnancy and helps to rebuild nutrient stores after birth. Research demonstrates the importance of maintaining good nutrition status between pregnancies to assure future healthy birth outcomes (National WIC Association, 2011). According to the National WIC Association, “If they are unable to reach a deal in time, sequestration will occur and WIC will receive an 5.1% cut, or the equivalent of removing 600,000 mothers and young children from the program, nationally.”

Letter to
State Senator Alex Padilla
State Representative Edwin Chau
State Representative Scott Wilk
and 36 others
State Representative Chris Holden
State Representative Jeff Gorell
State Representative Raul Bocanegra
State Representative Curt Hagman
State Representative Holly Mitchell
State Representative Steve Fox
State Representative Adrin Nazarian
State Representative Norma Torres
State Representative Jimmy Gomez
State Representative Mike Gatto
State Representative John Perez
State Representative Reginald Jones-Sawyer
State Representative Richard Bloom
State Representative Ian Calderon
California State House
State Representative Cristina Garcia
State Representative Roger Hernandez
State Representative Robert Blumenfield
State Senator Steve Knight
President & CEO of the National WIC Association Reverand Douglas A. Greenaway
State Senator Ronald Calderon
State Senator Lou Correa
State Senator Carol Liu
State Senator Kevin de Leon
State Senator Ted Lieu
State Senator Robert Huff
State Senator Bill Emmerson
State Senator Roderick Wright
California State WIC Director Christine Nelson
State Senator Ed Hernandez
State Senator Curren Price
President of Mazon Abby Leibman
State Senator Fran Pavely
State Senator Gloria McLeod
State Senator Richard Lara
California State Senate
According to the Public Health Foundation WIC Program, WIC helps my community of Los Angeles County by serving 300,000 at-risk mothers and young children, helping them access healthy nutrition information, nutritious foods, and resources to raise their children county wide. The 5.1% cut would mean 15,300 mothers and young children would be removed from the program county wide. Get WIC Off the Sequestration Chopping Block!