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.”
The California tax credit that put money back in the hands of California’s working families and individuals. EITC helps Californians get ahead by allowing them to catch-up on bills, fix their car or investing in education.
United Way partners can help promote the new State Earned Income Tax Credit in the following ways:
- explain to families what the new State Earned Income Tax Credit is and how it can help their financial stability,
- help determine if low-income families are eligible and;
- distribute fact sheets and county snapshots throughout local communities
To learn more, please visit http://caleitc4me.org.
United Ways, across the U.S. and increasingly around the world, focus on improving health, education and financial stability — the building blocks of a good life — for vulnerable low-income families and children. In California, local United Ways collectively raise and invest over $200 million and thousands of hours of volunteer efforts in these building blocks.
United Ways of California, a voluntary state network, improves health, education and financial stability for low-income children by enhancing and coordinating the programmatic and advocacy work of California United Ways. For more information, please visit http://www.unitedwaysca.org.
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