Heartfelt thanks to Gov. Gavin Newsom for his extraordinary leadership and partnership with the legislature for a budget that makes historic investments in all of California’s children and families! We are grateful for his work with us to end child poverty in California, and we’re humbled by his recognition of the leadership of our co-chair Conway Collis at his budget signing ceremony. Watch video.
End Child Poverty CA, a project of GRACE, partnered with anti-poverty organizations to lead a rally at the Capitol to urge action on the newly unveiled End Child Poverty Plan. The plan was released by the state’s Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force created by AB 1520 (Burke). Read more.
Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Representatives Karen Bass and Barbara Lee, State Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymember Autumn Burke, and other California leaders to demand that California address its child poverty crisis. Powerful speeches and community support provided an important step on the path to getting the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force established. Read more.
“California’s Crisis: Ending Child Poverty,” a conference co-convened by GRACE and The California Endowment, took place on December 16, 2013. With over 250 attendees and many more watching the live stream, the conference was an important step in the process of identifying, gaining consensus and then implementing measures to reduce child poverty in California. Read more.