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California legislators are nearly finished with developing the state budget. And right now most final decisions are in the hands of the few legislators on the budget conference committee. As a constituent, you have an especially powerful voice in determining whether critical health programs for California's kids are funded.

Can you send a quick letter asking lawmakers on the Budget Conference Committee to make children's health a priority in this year's state budget?

http://action.momsrising.org/letter/CABudget_ChildrensHealth_gen/

What's at stake for California kids right now?

This week, a small group of legislators who make up the Budget Conference Committee will review the state budget and make final recommendations for a final vote by their colleagues.

There are three key areas we are asking legislators to support.

  • Restore funding for the Early Mental Health Initiative to provide preventive mental health services to elementary school students
  • Add Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to Medi-Cal for children with autism
  • Restore funding for The California Children's Dental Disease Prevention Program which was a very successful program to improve dental health for underserved children

Send a letter to lawmakers now asking them to commit funding for these valuable programs! http://action.momsrising.org/letter/CABudget_ChildrensHealth_gen/

California's children can become healthier with prevention and early intervention programs like these. In addition, taxpayers save money by decreasing the long-term healthcare costs to the state. It's really a win-win for our kids and our state.


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