California has the highest child
poverty rate in the U.S.

Child poverty alone is estimated to cost the U.S. economy more than $500 billion annually in lost productivity, increased health care costs, and higher criminal justice expenditures.

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What Californians are saying about child poverty

The End Child Poverty Plan

These comprehensive recommendations will eliminate deep child poverty for 450,000 California children when fully implemented. They will also dramatically reduce overall child poverty in our state while working to break the cycles of intergenerational poverty. The End Child Poverty Plan is research-based, community-informed, and achievable.

2020 End Child Poverty Plan Goals

The Plan One-Page Summary
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The Plan Overview
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Letter to Governor and Legislators
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The Full Plan
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