This is a cross post from St. Anthony’s Foundation blog:
This summer, the Governor, through his line item veto power, eliminated all state funding for domestic violence shelters, leaving shelters across the state without any state-level funding to run their programs. St. Anthony Foundation has been working to help preserve publicly-funded health and social service programs, and blogged about the “brutal budget” after it was signed. Now that the Senate is back in session, Senator Leland Yee has reintroduced a bill that would restore funding for domestic violence shelters in California. Senator Yee’s bill, SBX3 13, passed the Senate on Wednesday and is now onGovernor Schwarzenegger’s desk, awaiting his signature.
If you support the reinstatement of funding for domestic violence shelters in California, please take a moment and contact Governor Schwarzenegger and ask him to sign the bill.