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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 »

RELEASE: End Child Poverty California Statement on Governor Newsom’s Proposed 2023-24 Budget

We Commend the Governor for Protecting Progress, and Call For Continued Action to End Poverty January 10, 2023 / / Pasadena, CA Statement attributable to Shimica Gaskins, President and CEO of GRACE and End Child Poverty California: Today, Governor Newsom released his 2023-24 Proposed Budget Summary. We commend Governor Newsom for his clear call to… Read More »

RELEASE: Western Regional Anti-Hunger Joint Statement Opposing SNAP Cut Offset in the 2023 Federal Omnibus

December 20, 2022 Our organizations are members of the Western Regional Anti-Hunger Consortium (WRAHC), a coalition of anti-hunger groups across the Western United States. We write with deep appreciation by leaders in Congress to secure badly needed investments in programs that prevent hunger in the end of year omnibus spending bill. This includes some of… Read More »

Bring Back the Expanded Child Tax Credit

Calling all families, allies and advocates! As the new year approaches, we renew our commitment to the Expanded Child Tax Credit. The expanded CTC cut child poverty by 50% in 2021. We need this important resource for our families! Together we encourage California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla, as well as Speaker Nancy Pelosi… Read More »

IMAGINE: Forward Together. No Going Back. 2023 ECPCA Campaign Launch

Our End Child Poverty California Coalition vision in 2023 is Forward together. No going back. We’re ready to work together. We’re ready to get amazing things done. The financial outlook for the year looks tough. But our 170+ organizations are committed to action. Together, our coalition can “Forward Together. No Going Back.” is a nod… Read More »

RELEASE: End Child Poverty California Coalition Statement of Principles on the Special Legislative Session

PASADENA, CA | November 29, 2022 We applaud Governor Newsom and Legislative leaders for calling to meet in a special session focused on reclaiming a portion of the record windfall profits that oil companies have taken by gouging Californians.  A majority of low-income California families – disproportionately Black, Latinx, and other Californians of color struggle… Read More »

GRACE @ White House Conference on Hunger, Health, and Nutrition

Last week our policy associate Yesenia Jimenez was in Washington DC at the White House Conference on Hunger and Health. The next weekend she was back in LA celebrating her birthday with family. Just a few days before her birthday, Yesenia sat two rows away from the President of the United States. What. A. Week. #WHConfHungerHealth brought… Read More »

GRACE Welcomes Andrew and Emmerald

The GRACE Team Is Expanding! We’re excited to announce the addition of two new staff members and welcome them to the larger GRACE & End Child Poverty CA community! Andrew Cheyne, Managing Director of Public Policy, will play a key role in leading GRACE’s anti-poverty policy agenda. Emmerald Evans, Policy Associate, will focus on supporting… Read More »

Interested in Baby Bonds? ECPCA Has You Covered

Update: July 20, 2022 GRACE Celebrates Groundbreaking $115 Million Investment in HOPE Accounts for Children Orphaned by COVID-19 and Foster Youth! Governor Gavin Newsom approved the state’s 2022-2023 budget with vital investments secured for over 32,000 children orphaned by COVID and children who are in long-term foster care. GRACE & End Child Poverty California (ECPCA), John… Read More »