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Get the Facts on AB 1520, the Lifting Children and Families out of Poverty Act

Assembly Bill 1520, the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act, commits the California Legislature to a goal of reducing child poverty by 50 percent over 20 years by providing a framework of research-backed solutions and accountability measures to achieve this goal. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke introduced AB 1520 during the 2017 legislative session, and the… Read More »

Applying Science to Solve Poverty: CA’s AB 1520

By David Grusky, Ph.D, Professor of Sociology, Stanford University; Director, Stanford Center on Poverty & Inequality (Above, Professor Grusky testifies at an April hearing for AB 1520) May 2017 – When a highway bridge collapses in California, as one recently did in Big Sur, there’s no paralyzing legislative debate about whether to fix it, how… Read More »

Moms in Support of AB 1520

We’re honoring moms this week, because after-school programs, early childhood education, and access to high-quality child care benefit more than kids–they help lift moms out of poverty, too. Failure to address child poverty guarantees the continued cycle of poverty. Moms want more for our kids and their futures. Moms need support, and strong moms support… Read More »

Rally to End Child Poverty Covered in the LA Times

Sunday’s Rally to End Child Poverty drew almost 500 people to South Los Angeles, and marked a catalyst for the movement to end child poverty in California. The LA Times article features some of the rally’s speakers, including high school senior Ilene Garcia, Rep. John Lewis, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Assemblywoman Autumn Burke.… Read More »

BREAKING: Landmark legislation to reduce child poverty by 50% introduced in California State Assembly

Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D–Inglewood) just introduced The Lifting Children and Families out of Poverty Act, AB 1520, in the California State Assembly. This landmark legislation commits California to a goal of reducing child poverty by 50% over 20 years, and provides a framework of research-backed solutions to achieve it. California has the highest rate of… Read More »

A Time for Action

Dear Supporter: The national election results were shocking. Despite the results, I believe most Americans are good people who care about each other and our country. So we need to build bridges, respect one another, better communicate and fight hard everyday to ensure constitutional protections are enforced and essential services continue. The election results also… Read More »