Governor’s Budget Proposal Increases Investment in Kids’ Education and Protects Their Health
Los Angeles, CA –Below is a statement from Peter Manzo, President and CEO, on behalf of United Ways of California (UWCA), regarding the Governor’s proposed budget release:
In a time of great uncertainty about federal budget commitments to California, United Ways of California is pleased to see the Governor’s commitment to continuing crucial support to children’s education and health programs, even as he tops off California’s Rainy Day Fund. We thank the Governor and legislature for guiding us to a significant budget surplus.
Open Letter to CA Congressional Delegation: Pass Legislation to Protect California Dreamers and DACA
Sept. 8, 2017
To: Members of California’s congressional delegation
RE: Pass Legislation to Protect California Dreamers and DACA
Dear Majority Leader McCarthy, Minority Leader Pelosi, Senator Feinstein, Senator Harris, and all members of California’s congressional delegation:
This week the White House announced its decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects approximately 242,339 young people from deportation in California. Nationwide, the DACA program is a lifeline for nearly 800,000 young immigrants who came to this country as children. We urge you to take action to protect them by passing legislation to protect their status.
State Budget Helps Low-Income Californians and Children by Expanding CalEITC and Denti-Cal
California’s United Ways applaud Governor Jerry Brown on signing a state budget that takes two major steps to helping the working poor in California.
First, the budget significantly expands the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), a refundable state tax credit that increases the economic security of low-income working families. It increases the income eligibility for, working families with children up to $22,300. The budget also extends the CalEITC for the first time to the self-employed.
Joint Press Release: Advocates Celebrate the Expansion of the California Earned Income Tax Credit to Reach More than One Million Additional Low-Income Working Families
June 28, 2017
Contact: Cadonna Dory, (213) 355–8790
Advocates Celebrate the Expansion of the California Earned Income Tax Credit to Reach More than One Million Additional Low-Income Working Families
Governor Signs Budget to Expand the Credit to Include Workers with Self Employment Income and Families with Incomes up to $22,300
Governor’s Revised Budget Avoids Drastic Cuts but Misses Opportunities
May 11, 2017
Los Angeles, CA – Pete Manzo, President and CEO of United Ways of California made the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s Revised State Budget:
Today, Gov. Jerry Brown released his revised $183 billion budget, keeping close to his original January budget. This May Revise unfortunately, misses key opportunities to help move California’s children and families toward a more stable life while keeping on a track of fiscal responsibility.
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