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IMAGINE: 2023 Policy Priorities to End Child Poverty

Our 170+ End Child Poverty CA partners and allies continue to unite in 2023! We IMAGINE a future where all our children are nourished, respected, secure, valued & FREE. In a state as rich and abundant as California, we can use our wealth to back up our values… and end child poverty: #ForwardTogether. Hunger –… Read More »

Census Data Underscores That Poverty Is A Policy Choice

Historic increase in child poverty reinforces urgent need for continued state and federal actions for equitable revenues and investments Today, the Census Bureau released 2022 data for poverty, income, and health insurance in 2022 from its Current Population Survey (CPS). While we await California-specific information, the national data makes it clear that when using the… Read More »

Summary of California’s Budget Investments to Fight Child & Family Poverty in 2023-24

At GRACE, we imagine a California where children and families receive accessible and equitable investments to ensure a secure and stable present, and advance a future free from poverty. Public policy is a fundamental tool to realize this vision with the power to dismantle poverty driven by systems of oppression and foster a community-led future… Read More »

End Child Poverty California Statement on 2023-24 California Budget

GRACE & ECPCA praise a California state budget that protects and makes key progress, calls for a bold vision of revenues and investments needed to end child poverty. Statement attributable to Shimica Gaskins, President & CEO, GRACE & End Child Poverty California At GRACE, we dare to dream of a future in which every child… Read More »

GRACE & End Child Poverty California Oppose Debt Ceiling Agreement That Cuts Critical Cash and Food Aid

Expanding the SNAP time limit and deepening punitive TANF rules will worsen poverty and hunger PASADENA, CA // May 31, 2023 The proposed debt ceiling agreement comes at the expense of Californians with the lowest incomes, furthering narratives rooted in racist and sexist stereotypes that stigmatize families experiencing poverty, and perpetuating structural racism by undermining… Read More »

RELEASE: End Child Poverty CA Statement on #CABudget 2023-24 May Revision

GRACE & End Child Poverty California Applaud Governor Newsom’s May Revise Budget that Protects and Makes Critical Anti-Poverty Investments Statement attributable to Shimica Gaskins, President & CEO, GRACE & End Child Poverty California Today, Governor Newsom released his revised 2023-24 Proposed Budget Summary. GRACE dares to dream of a future in which every child is… Read More »

GRACE & End Child Poverty CA Statements – April 26, 2023

Celebrating the CA Senate Budget Plan and Denouncing U.S. House Debt Ceiling Bill GRACE & End Child Poverty California Celebrate Senate Budget Plan Urge Adoption of Revenues & Investments Needed for a More Equitable California April 26, 2023 / / Pasadena, CA Statement attributable to Shimica Gaskins, President & CEO, GRACE/End Child Poverty California:  “We… Read More »

GRACE Welcomes Sam to Start 2023! Plus, a Look Back at 2022.

The GRACE Team Now Numbers 6! We’re excited to welcome our newest senior policy associate, Sam Wilkinson, to not just our internal team but the larger GRACE & End Child Poverty CA community! Sam will work closely with the CalEITC Coalition to drive policy efforts and advocacy campaigns that will uplift the important and effective… Read More »

Successful ECPCA Member Briefing! Thank you!

To see highlights from the day: Click here for Twitter, here for Facebook, and here for Instagram! What a joy and pleasure it was to be joined by our partners, family and community leaders, and our legislators at the Lifting Children & Families Out of Poverty Legislative Briefing! Our community came together in the State… Read More »