Big decisions are being made right now about the End Child Poverty Plan. Let’s make our voices loud: 450,000 kids living in deep poverty depend on it.
The CA Legislature is in the middle of its budget process. Leaders are deciding where money goes and which programs get funded. We know that these End Child Poverty Plan recommendations take financial commitment:
- The Targeted Child Tax Credit
- Expanded CalWORKs grants
- An expanded California Earned Income Tax Credit
These three programs will eliminate deep child poverty and have a significant impact in reducing overall child poverty. We need to make sure our leaders know we want them funded. The State Assembly Budget Committee on Tax Credits meets to discuss budget priorities at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12.
Here’s what to do:
- Send a tweet or two (tweets & social graphics below)
- Make a call (script & phone numbers below)
- Join us at the hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 3/12 (RSVP details below)
1. TWEET THESE
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A strong California economy should make all of us stronger. Let’s support #CalEITC #CalWORKs and a #TargetedChildTaxCredit. With these powers combined, we can end deep child poverty. @autumnrburke @AsmJimCooper @GavinNewsom @Rendon63rd @PhilTing #EndChildPoverty #PassThePlan
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We can END poverty for 450K kids in CA with this triple threat:
-a Targeted Child Tax Credit
-an expanded Earned Income Tax Credit
Let’s dream big: #EndChildPoverty #PassThePlan
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Young or old. Big or small. Brave or bold… The California Dream is for ALL OF US. Let’s push for a #TargetedChildTaxCredit and expanded #CalEITC & #CalWORKs so the CA Dream is in reach for everyone. #EndChildPoverty #PassThePlan
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Californians are doing everything they can to make ends meet. That’s why ALL low-income workers in CA should get the Earned Income Tax Credit. Spread the word—the #CalEITC is for everyone. @autumnrburke @AsmJimCooper @GavinNewsom @Rendon63rd @PhilTing
2. MAKE TWO CALLS BEFORE NOON ON 3/12
- Committee Chair Asm. Jim Cooper: (916) 319-2009
- Committee Chair Asm. Autumn Burke: (916) 319-2062
Hi, my name is ___. I live in ___. I’m calling, in advance of this week’s budget hearing, to support the End Child Poverty Plan. Almost half a million kids in our state live in extreme poverty. This is a moral crisis. Please help by supporting a Targeted Child Tax Credit and expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit and CalWORKs for low-income families and families in deep poverty. I support the California Dream for all of us. Thank you!
3. JOIN US for the hearing on 3/12 at 1:30 p.m. in Sacramento
We want to pack the room with as many End Child Poverty Plan supporters as we can. We’ve already heard from legislators that they’re seeing our red stickers all over the capitol. We need to keep it up! If you can make it, email Evelyn at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you want to come. You can also mark your calendar for one of our next big dates:
- March 25 hearing for SB 298 (Caballero) the End Child Poverty Act
- April 11 Senate Budget Committee Hearing
Thank you! The End Child Poverty Plan is a coordinated set of solutions that will eliminate deep child poverty and cut overall child poverty in half. Stay tuned for more action opportunities focused on these and the other End Child Poverty Plan recommendations.