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Update on the new homemade food bill!

  I recently blogged about new legislation seeking to expand the legal scope of the sales of homemade meals and SELC co-hosted a town hall about it last Wednesday, April 20. Here’s a continuation on that story with some major updates and reflections on the future of homemade food in... Continue Reading

#PeoplePoweredEconomies: It's time to change the rules!

#PeoplePoweredEconomies: It's time to change the rules!

When we started the Sustainable Economies Law Center almost seven years ago, it was inspired by the vision that communities everywhere should create and control the resources and relationships they need to live well. We've traveled a long way toward that vision since then, but wealth inequality, housing insecurity, and... Continue Reading

CA Local Economies Securities Act Passes Through the Banking and Finance Committee -- Will Open Doors for Small Enterprises to Raise Capital

Contact: Christina Oatfield, (415) 8285627, Christina@theselc.org OAKLAND, CA.— Sponsored by the Sustainable Economies Law Center, the California Local Economies Securities Act (AB2751) passed through the CA Assembly Banking and Finance Committee. LESA will exempt certain securities offerings from California permit requirements, and therefore open doors to raising capital for a... Continue Reading

Are you as politically active as a 4th grader?

Are you as politically active as a 4th grader?

April’s always an exciting time for me! The legislative session is in full gear, which means that I’m engaging with partners and legislators and speaking up for policies to support stronger local food and agricultural economies. Earth Day is right around the corner and the spring rain reminds me that... Continue Reading

A New Homemade Food Act

In late February of this year California State Assemblymember Cheryl Brown introduced AB 2593, a bill to legalize the sales of homemade food, including hot meals, within certain limits. The bill would provide a dramatic expansion of California citizens’ ability to legally sell homemade food. SELC was heavily involved in... Continue Reading