Californians are casting their votes and making important choices about revenue for local communities, ending the ban on affirmative action, restoring justice for families and selecting our next elected leaders. The ballot decisions and questions come down to: What California do we want for our families and communities?
For California women the stakes are particularly high. Women, especially Black, Latinx and Native American women, make significant contributions to the social and economic well-being of our communities, the state’s economy and our own households. Yet, our own well-being is suffering.
A new resource from the California Budget & Policy Center shows California women face persistent gender and racial barriers in accessing economic security, physical and mental health care, and representation in elected positions. These barriers exist across the state’s 58 counties.