Redux: California Budget Crisis Slams Women & Children

Here we are again, nearly one year later singing the same tune.  When things get tough, the tough throw women and children overboard?

Last Friday, Governor Schwarzenegger proposed to end the state’s welfare program CalWORKS(again) as well as most of the state-subsidized childcare programs. According to the Western Center on Law and Poverty, the Governor’s proposed budget would “decimate” the state’s safety net for poor families, whose population has grown exponentially since the Great Recession.

According to the Los Angelese Times, nearly 1 million children would loose access to the safety net with the administration’s proposed budget.

Take Action:

Contact your California legislator to voice your concern over the Governor’s proposed budget to eliminate the state’s safety net programs for the poor.