Vidak: AB 1250 will undermine Boys & Girls Clubs, Food Banks, Regional Centers, Women's Shelters, Senior Services and other non-profits throughout the state

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sacramento – State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today issued a public warning about Assembly Bill 1250, and a call to action for families, seniors, women, children, grandparents and anyone else who occasionally needs a helping hand:

“Government can’t do everything all the time, so non-profits, charities, and religious organizations are a key step in helping folks and families who face challenging situations.

“It’s the local Boys & Girls Club and YMCA giving youngsters a place to learn life lessons after school, it’s Meals on Wheels supplying a warm and nutritious meal to a lonely senior, it’s the Independent Living Center assisting folks who have disabilities, and it’s the local Crisis Center providing services for victims of domestic violence.

“AB 1250 would undermine these valuable organizations and the services they provide.  It’s not often that we see literally hundreds of groups and tens of thousands of people from every walk of life rally to oppose a measure, as they have with AB 1250.

“This legislation is temporarily ‘on hold’ in the Senate Appropriations Committee.  I encourage anyone who cares about their community to immediately contact members of the Senate Appropriations Committee (http://sapro.senate.ca.gov/) and ask them not to let Assembly Bill 1250 out of their committee.”

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