Petition Closed
Petitioning State Senator Alex Padilla and 38 others
This petition will be delivered to:
State Senator
Alex Padilla
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
State Representative
Robert Blumenfield
State Representative
Roger Hernandez
State Representative
Cristina Garcia
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
California State Senate

Get WIC Off the Sequestration Chopping Block

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 Senator Steve Knight
President & CEO of the National WIC Association Reverand Douglas A. Greenaway
and 36 others
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
State Representative Robert Blumenfield
State Representative Roger Hernandez
State Representative Cristina Garcia
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
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!