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End Child Poverty California Movement Meets with Congress Members to Urge Support for Children and Families

End Child Poverty movement co-chairs Dolores Huerta and Conway Collis, alongside dozens of End Child Poverty California movement partners, have begun speaking directly with members of Congress in California and now others across the country during the COVID-19 crisis. In the video advocacy calls, partners are sharing stories of what they are seeing on the… Read More »

RELEASE: End Child Poverty California Response to Governor’s Announcement of Aid for Undocumented Californians

APRIL 15, 2020 The governor’s announcement was the clearest possible statement that we are all in this together. It is a watershed moment in recognizing undocumented residents as full participants in California life. This desperately needed assistance recognizes that undocumented Californians are integral to our communities and our economy, and fills gaps left by a federal assistance… Read More »

Pope’s Easter Letter to Movements: “Change Is Possible”

This has been a different Easter season for us all, full of change–physical and emotional. We know that the COVID-19 crisis is producing both trauma and togetherness. As we reflect and move forward with purpose and unity to end child poverty in California and beyond, we take inspiration and fuel from the Pope’s 2020 Easter… Read More »

LETTER: End Child Poverty CA Movement Urges Federal Stimulus to Include 22 “Priorities to Strengthen Families”

April 9, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House United States House of Representatives U.S. Capital Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Dianne Feinstein United States Senate331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthyMinority Leader United States House of Representatives U.S. Capital Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Kamala Harris 112… Read More »


APRIL 10, 2020  — In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Kamala Harris and the California Congressional delegation, End Child Poverty CA’s co-chairs Dolores Huerta and Conway Collis, on behalf of a coalition of 66 organizations, urged the inclusion of 22 “Priorities to Strengthen Families” in… Read More »

JOIN US: End Child Poverty CA Action Call w/ Rep. Karen Bass & Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta, 3-26-20

Join Congressmember Karen Bass, Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta, GRACE/ECPCA CEO Conway Collis and movement partners this Thursday, 3-26-20, from 9:30-10:30am, for an End Child Poverty California Movement Action Call as we address the COVID-19 crisis together. [MEETING LINK & CALL-IN INFO BELOW]  What started as a health crisis, COVID-19 is quickly turning into an… Read More »

End Child Poverty CA COVID-19 Anti-Poverty Stimulus Package: Cash to Vulnerable Californians

END CHILD POVERTY CA COVID-19 ANTI-POVERTY STIMULUS PACKAGE Read the Release Read the Letter to the Governor The following one -time payments respond to the current COVID-19 crisis for California’s most vulnerable children and families. They also provide an immediate economic stimulus as research shows that 80% of cash supports are spent locally. Prior to… Read More »

RELEASE: #EndChildPovertyCA Call for Emergency Aid for State’s Most Vulnerable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE END CHILD POVERTY CA CALLS FOR EMERGENCY AID FOR STATE’S MOST VULNERABLE ***Letter Delivered to Gov/Leg from Co-Chairs Dolores Huerta & Conway Collis** SACRAMENTO — In a letter to Governor Newsom and state legislative leaders, End Child Poverty CA today called the enactment of the following emergency measures for six months of… Read More »

Letter to the Governor: Emergency Cash Aid to Vulnerable Californians

March 18, 2020 The Honorable Gavin Newsom Governor, State of California State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Dear Governor Newsom: To help carry out your efforts to bolster the safety net for our most vulnerable families and provide direct economic stimulus we urge you to consider adoption of the one-time emergency measures listed below.… Read More »

Próxima parada: Los Ángeles

Nuestro objetivo para este año es claro como el cristal: aprobar el resto del Plan para Acabar con la Pobreza Infantil. Para hacerlo, necesitamos todas las manos  en el timón para demostrarle a los legisladores que estamos firmes y que no vamos a descansar hasta que ningún niño en California viva en pobreza extrema.  En… Read More »