Jared Call of California Food Policy Advocates awards Assemblymember Limón 2019 Food and Farm Champion Over half of state legislators receive “A” grades; More ambitious policy proposals face challenges Sacramento, CA – The California Food and Farming Network (CFFN) released the 2020 scorecard, revealing policy votes of California’s 120 elected state legislators, with a majority of legislators earning top marks. The scorecard is the first to score legislators and Governor Gavin Newsom on a wide range of food and farming issues since the governor took office. The report represents the diversity of food & farming issues facing the state: from hunger and nutrition to farmer livelihood and food chain worker protections.
A week after the inauguration of Governor Gavin Newsom and a few days into the legislative session, the California Food and Farming Network (CFFN) and the California Food Policy Council (CAFPC) have released the 2018 Food & Farm Scorecard — a report revealing the policy votes of California’s 120 elected state legislators on food and farming issues. Pesticide Action Network is a member of CFFN.
As the new legislative year kicked off in January, PAN joined food and farm groups across California in distributing a report card for California legislators, scoring them on their support of food & farming legislation from the previous year. And while nearly half of legislators earned a 100% ranking, the results belie efforts by legislators to advance more transformative policies.