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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.”

This petition was delivered to:
  • State Senator
    Alex Padilla
  • State Representative
    Edwin Chau
  • State Representative
    Scott Wilk
  • 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

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