January 2018 January Budget Actions

Wednesday, January 10th and Immediately after the Governor's statement

Governor Brown will release his January Budget Recommendations for California’s 2018-19 budget on or before the January 10th deadline. California Partnership, Californians 4 SSI and and the Health and Human Service Network will hold rallies and press conferences in Sacramento, San Francisco, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Coachella and Riverside to respond to Governor Brown’s January Budget Proposal. Will Governor Jerry Brown’s ‘legacy budget’ invest in our communities? We will have a community responses at the listed locations throughout California. The state’s $7.5 billion in “unexpected cash” (this is an estimate from the Legislative Analyst's Office) will make it more difficult for the governor to justify the neoliberal austerity for the 20% of Californians living in poverty and the other 20% living “near poverty” (“near-poverty” to the U.S. Census means people struggling to pay for food and shelter). The rainy day fund is was also well funded in the last budget so the state is also well positioned for the governor's imagined impending economic apocalypse. The LAO states, "If the economy experiences a moderate recession, as shown in the bottom part, the state has enough reserves to cover its deficits until 2021‑22." (http://www.lao.ca.gov/Publications/Report/3718 ) One can hope governor Brown will, in his final year, use more accurate forecasts in this year’s budget recommendations then he did in last year's. Join California Partnership, Californians 4 SSI and and the Health and Human Service Network in Sacramento, San Francisco, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Coachella and Riverside to let Governor Brown know that the wealthiest state in wealthiest nation in the world should be ashamed that 40% of its residents live at or in poverty!

For more information or questions, please contact the local organizer:

Sacramento: Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/174273036499340/
The day the Governor announces after the announcement: The State Capitol
1315 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Contact: Jared McCreary, jaredmccreary.cap@gmail.com

Bakersfield: Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1522258831223315/
January 10th at 12pm: At the Liberty Bell
1415 Truxtun Ave , Bakersfield 93301
Contact: Mary Koharchick, MaryKoharchick.cap@gmail.com

Los Angeles: Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/383909215385349/
The day the Governor announces at 1pm: Ronald Reagan State Building
300 S Spring St, Los Angeles, 90013
Contact: Karen Kandamby, karenkandamby.cap@gmail.com

Riverside: Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/525131307868341/
Jan 10th at 11am: City Hall Stage
3900 Main St, Riverside, Ca
Contact: Ipyani Lockert, ipyanilockert.cap@gmail.com

Coachella: Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/416374652111659/
Jan 10th at 11am: Coachella City Hall
1515 6th St, Coachella, CA 92236
Contact: Erick Lemus, elemus.cap@gmail.com

San Jose: Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/156780955050537/
January 12th at 1:30 pm:
70 W Hedding St, San Jose, CA 95110
Contact: Jared McCreary, jaredmccreary.cap@gmail.com

San Francisco: Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/136461570367421/
January 10th at 12:00 pm: San Francisco CA State Bldg
355 McAllister Street San Francisco, CA