The End Poverty Caucus
The End Poverty Caucus (EPC) will help lawmakers organize around key anti-poverty issues and votes, and build power in order to advance bold policy change. It will create platforms for lawmakers to speak directly with under-resourced communities throughout the state. Together, these efforts will drive legislative outcomes around safety net reforms; worker power; housing creation; post-pandemic wealth inequities; and second chances for those impacted by the carceral system.
Even though our legislature has advanced important debates in the California Assembly and Senate on issues like criminal justice reform or housing, the issues are too often siloed rather than understood as interconnected aspects of poverty in our state. EPC Lawmakers span the Moderate and Progressive caucuses, AAPI and LGBT caucuses, Black and Latino caucuses, Renters Caucus, and Leadership.