Talent and intellect are universal.
Opportunities and resources are not.
End Poverty In California
Poverty-wage jobs. Separate and unequal schools. Unaffordable housing. Polluted neighborhoods. Police and community violence. Mass incarceration. Broken immigration system. Denied wealth. Despair and lack of opportunity. Resilience and ingenuity.
The Status Quo:
People in poverty are stereotyped and blamed. They aren’t valued, listened to, or invested in by elected officials.
Key Poverty Statistics:
Of Californians were in poverty, 2019-21. The highest rate in the nation. (Census Bureau)
1 in 8
1 in 8
Children are hungry in California. (Feeding America)
Of African Americans in California lived in poverty in fall 2021 (PPIC)
Of people with disabilities in California are in poverty (Center on Disability)
We are grounded in the simple notion of the dignity of all people.
Those closest to the pain should be closest to the power.