(from left to right – Congresswoman Barbara Lee, LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis, Congresswoman Karen Bass, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Conway Collis, Assemblywoman Autumn Burke and Congressman John Lewis)
Congressman John Lewis
“We must never ever give up on any child. Never.”
A crowd of over 500 gathered at the Rally to End Child Poverty in South LA on April 9, 2017, at St. John’s Well Child and Family Clinic.
The rally launched Assembly Bill 1520, the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act that will reduce child poverty in California by 50% over the next 20 years.
Click here for a video with highlights from the rally.
Featured speakers included:
- Civil Rights Champion Congressman John Lewis
- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
- Congresswoman Karen Bass
- Congresswoman Barbara Lee
- State Senator Holly Mitchell
- Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (author of AB 1520)
- Assemblyman Reggie Jones Sawyer
- LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis
The LA Times highlighted the event in a great article.
As Congressman John Lewis said, “We can have a great victory in the state of California, so let’s get out, work hard and pass this legislation. We can do it.”
Over 500 gathered to End Child Poverty in California.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
“These fights are fights worth fighting for.”
Assemblywoman Autumn Burke
“The Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act will break the cycle of poverty for one million children over the next 20 years.”
Children from Our Lady of Talpa Elementary School perform America the Beautiful.