Governor’s Budget Proposal Shows Commitment to Children and Families in Education, Health and Income in a Time of Uncertainty
January 10, 2017
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 understands the cautious nature of this proposal and is pleased to see the Governor’s commitment to continuing crucial support to families and children.
CA Sees Largest Decline of Uninsured Children In The Nation
October 27, 2016
LOS ANGELES, CA — California is leading the way in a national trend that has brought the child uninsured rate to a historic low, according to a new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The number of uninsured children in the state declined by 55 percent between 2013 and 2015 – the highest percentage point decline in the nation. That translates to an additional 371,000 children in the state now having insurance. California’s Children’s Health Coverage Coalitionagrees that this decline in uninsured children in the state is impressive.
“Our focus on the health of our children is a critical investment in the future of our state. When children get the coverage they need, they are more likely to grow up healthy, reach their full potential and become tomorrow’s leaders,” said Mayra Alvarez, President of The Children’s Partnership. “California embraced the Affordable Care Act, including Medicaid expansion, creation of a marketplace, and targeted outreach to communities, and dramatically improved health coverage for children and families.”
Governor’s Budget Proposal Shows Strong Promise for Children and Families in Education, Health and Income
January 7, 2016
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:
United Ways of California applauds the Governor for once again making significant investments in K-12 education. With an increase of $3,600 per pupil in K-12 funding over last year, and a continued commitment to the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant program, California will continue to move toward an improved education system. The Governor’s proposal also makes a very welcome increased investment in Transitional Kindergarten, a vital bridge to helping children enter K-12 schools ready to learn.
California Reduces Number of Uninsured Latino Children
January 15, 2016
OAKLAND, CA – A report released today confirms California leads the nation in reducing the number of Latino children without health coverage. The report, Historic Gains in Health Coverage for Hispanic Children in the Affordable Care Act’s First Year*, notes that the uninsurance rate for California’s Latino children declined from 9.6 percent in 2013 to 6.8 percent in 2014. In California, where nearly half the children under the age of 18 are Latino, a focus on enrollment of Latino children is an especially high priority for advocates.
United Ways of California Joins Governor Brown to put $2.3 Billion in the Hands of California Working Families and Individuals
December 2, 2015
Los Angeles, — California. Today, United Ways of California joined Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and other California leaders to announce the launch of CalEITC4me, a statewide campaign involving community, faith, civic, labor and business leaders to ensure the first-ever California Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) winds up in the hands of those who worked hard to earn it.
“United Ways of California is pleased to have collaborated with Governor Brown and other California leaders to address the lack of income gains for working Californians in the Post-Great Recession economic recovery and provide a much needed economic stimulus in the most economically distressed communities,” said Pete Manzo, President & CEO of United Ways of California. “With over 3.2 million California households struggling to meet basic needs, we are excited to see our long-term goal become reality. California’s EITC program will benefit an estimated 600,000 families and 2 million individuals, a great start that we hope we can build on to reduce the high rate of poverty in California.”
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