Tag: California

Letter to the Editor

From our CEO, Conway Collis: Here’s what we know: when people learn that California has the highest poverty rate in the country they’re shocked, then outraged, and then ready for action. We know that people will support legislative goals to end child poverty if they know the reality of the issue. So, last week I… Read More »

AB 1520 Passes Senate Human Services Committee

On Tuesday, The Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act (AB 1520) passed the Senate Human Services Committee by a unanimous and bipartisan vote. Since its introduction, AB 1520 has been amended to create a statewide task force made up of leaders inside and outside of government charged with developing a comprehensive, data-driven plan to eliminate… Read More »

Get the Facts on AB 1520, the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force

Assembly Bill 1520, the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force, creates an expert task force made up of leaders and stakeholders from inside and outside government that will develop a comprehensive, data-driven plan that lays the groundwork to end child poverty in California. AB 1520, authored by Assemblywoman Autumn Burke and sponsored by… 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 »