Child care and strong support for foster youth are two pieces of the End Child Poverty Plan facing hearings on Tuesday, March 26.
The power of the End Child Poverty Plan is in its comprehensive approach. It tackles many factors that push families into poverty or keep them there. There’s no magic bullet. Get involved and stay involved by tweeting to support the End Child Poverty Plan Legislation.
CHILD CARE: AB 194
Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D- San Bernardino)
AB 194 will dramatically expand access to child care through a $1B investment, which is long overdue. Your tweets and social shares let our leaders know there’s deep support for expanding child care access and affordability.
Without child care, parents can’t work to provide for their families. Parents need affordable, reliable care that can flex to match non-traditional schedules and multiple jobs. We support #AB194 to expand #childcare access for CA families. #EndChildPoverty #PassThePlan
Without child care, parents can’t go to school to build their careers. Child care is life-changing. We support #AB194 to dramatically expand #childcare for CA families. #EndChildPoverty #PassThePlan
SUPPORTS FOR FOSTER YOUTH: AB 531
Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale)
Foster youth experience homelessness and housing instability at much higher rates than their peers. California has expanded its transitional-age programs for foster youth aged 18-24 in recent years. Now we need to fulfill our promise to support them with AB 531: increased access to safe, stable housing.
California made a promise to our #fosteryouth. Let’s keep it. #AB531 will provide transitional housing supports for foster youth as they move to adulthood. Our #fosteryouth should be stable and safe. #EndChildPoverty #PassThePlan #Supports4FosterYouth #KeepThePromise
“It’s really unfortunate how a lot of youth get left in the dust.” We need stable housing and supports for foster youth as they transition to adulthood. #AB531 will do that. #EndChildPoverty #PassThePlan http://www.endchildpovertyca.org/?video_id=282760944 #Supports4FosterYouth #KeepThePromise
Supporting foster youth as they become adults is part of the #EndChildPoverty Plan. Over 35% of youth experienced homelessness while enrolled in extended foster care. Let’s fix that with #AB531. #PassThePlan http://www.endchildpovertyca.org/?video_id=282760944 #Supports4FosterYouth #KeepThePromise