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Empower 2021: The Future of Cash Supports in California

November 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


About this event

We know that far too many California families struggle to make ends meet. The costs of housing, health care, child care, and other basic needs eat up a household’s budget, push people into debt, and stress families’ physical and emotional well-being.

To ensure economic equity for Californians, our public supports need to evolve, and we must seize the opportunity to act boldly. Where do we start? Building a guaranteed income policy, expanding tax credits for Californians with low incomes, strengthening existing safety net programs, and removing barriers to accessing public supports to help families live and thrive in California.

The past year has shown us that state and federal governments can act boldly to help families, but there’s more work to do — join our panel of California leaders as we discuss the future of cash supports in our state.

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Meet the panel:

Sara Kimberlin, California Budget & Policy Center

Holly J. Mitchell, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Cathy Senderling-McDonald, County Welfare Directors Association of California

Michael D. Tubbs, Mayors for a Guaranteed Income and Ending Poverty in California

The California Budget & Policy Center engages in independent fiscal and policy analysis and public education with the goal of improving public policies affecting the economic and social well-being of Californians with low and middle incomes.

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November 3, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm