FFA funding back in state budget
Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, helped organize a letter-writing and calling campaign to inundate Brown’s office with pro-FFA statements. Salas himself introduced a bill in February that would reinstate the funding. Salas said the public pressure had an impact on the Legislature. “I think it was really the support from the kids, them testifying, the parents and teachers and community leaders, showing how important this is,” Salas said.