Join us for the Kick-Off Event: May 17: Chula Vista, CA
Families are fighting hard to survive – we want them to thrive. Join families, students and civic, business and community leaders to kick-off a statewide bus tour that will bring thousands of voices together to demand action on California’s child poverty crisis.
California has more children living in poverty than any other state. One in five California children lives in poverty. That’s almost 2 million children—with 450,000 of those children living in families trying to survive on less than $12,900 per year. But we also have a comprehensive plan to end deep child poverty.
JOIN US to kick off the End Child Poverty Bus Tour:
- May 17, 2019
- Castle Park High School 1395 Hilltop Drive, Chula Vista CA 91911
- 9:15 a.m. – 10: 00 a.m.
- FRIDAY, May 17th: Chula Vista Kick-Off | Los Angeles | San Bernardino
- SATURDAY, May 18th: Delano | Fresno | Salinas
- SUNDAY, MAY 19th: Oakland | Stockton
- MONDAY, May 20th: Sacramento
The End Child Poverty Plan
The End Child Poverty Plan will eliminate deep child poverty in four years and cut overall child poverty in half in 10-20 years. Over 30 legislative policy and budget bills representing the recommendations of the End Child Poverty Plan are moving through the Legislature right now.
A few highlights:
- 1. The End Child Poverty Act holds California accountable to dramatically reduce child poverty and ensures that child poverty remains California’s North Star.
- 2. The Targeted Child Tax Credit puts more cash back into families’ pockets to meet CA’s high cost of living.
- 3. CalWORKS safety net grant increases bring ALL families receiving CalWORKS to 50% of the federal poverty line (deep poverty).
- 4. Expansion of the California Earned Income Tax Credit builds on the success of the current program as a critical anti-poverty tool for working families.
- 5. Guaranteed access to early care and education for children 0–8 living in poverty makes child care accessible to the families who need it most.
- 6. Medi-Cal expansion ensures that ALL Californians receive healthcare.
- 7. Supports for families to meet the needs of young children through voluntary home visiting programs build a foundation for lifetime health.
- 8. Essential support services that help working families to fully access workforce training programs create sustainable upward mobility.
- 9. Promise Neighborhoods and similar community-centered