This time last year, the Lifting Children Out of Poverty Task Force released California’s first-ever End Child Poverty Plan. For change-makers across the state, “Pass the Plan” became a rallying call to the governor and legislative leaders to make ending extreme child poverty a top priority — and they showed that they cared.
The plan will END extreme child poverty in California and cut overall child poverty in half. It’s bold, and it took a year of teamwork, research, and engagement to produce.
California is the only state with a plan to end extreme child poverty. Together, we’re going to make it a reality.
Watch faith leaders speak at last December’s #PassthePlan release rally:
This is your plan: You helped fight for it by sharing news with your network, showing up in Sacramento and all over the state, and believing in the mission. Because of our hard work together…
- The California legislature passed key recommendations from the plan this year.
- Almost $5 billion in End Child Poverty Plan investments were adopted in the state budget.
- More than 60 organizations and 47,000 Californians have become involved to #EndChildPovertyCA — and more are joining every day.
We are incredibly grateful to you and our community. We’re sharing our gratitude now through the start of 2020, and we want to hear from you.
We look forward to sharing some of your answers alongside ours on Giving Tuesday and throughout December.
With deep gratitude,
Conway, Jackie, Cristina, and the End Child Poverty CA team