California is in the midst of a poverty crisis! With nearly 1 in 4 of its population living in poverty the state government must take more action to restore and rebuild the safety net that allows people to pull themselves up from poverty. We will be sharing stories and educating our SoCal legislators on the hardships, costs, and pain that come from living in poverty.
State legislators and members of their staff from Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties will join us for a briefing held at the ACLU of Southern California on Friday, August 23rd at 10:00am. Policy makers will hear from community members and advocates who will share their stories and speak about programs and policies that impact the lives of the most vulnerable in California. We will be discussing issues of hunger and homelessness, health and human services, worker’s rights, criminal justice, immigration, disabled rights, and the return of economic justice to California.
Join your voices with ours by coming to the event or participating in our twitter town hall during the event. We will be live tweeting some of the presentations, and having a Q&A with Legislators and their top staff. This is a chance to make your voice heard.
Be sure to follow @CalPartnership and tweet at us with the hashtags #RestoreCA and #CAbudget and make your voice heard.
If you can’t make it to the event help us drive the conversation on twitter by using example tweets like these:
Help #RestoreCA by rebuilding & improving the safety net. #CAbudget @CalPartnership $1 billion cut from childcare=110,000 kids losing access
Help #RestoreCA! End poverty by supporting our kids and their families. #CAbudget @CalPartnership Don’t punish kids for being born poor.
Poverty is hard enough. #RestoreCA and rebuild a better safety net. Use the #CAbudget for good, not for corporate giveaways. @CalPartnership
Also don’t forget to check out some of our co-hosts on twitter!