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Bill Priorities for LOPP-CA 2022 for the 2022 Legislative Session:
SB 854 (Skinner), the HOPE for Children Act. This bill would establish California’s first baby bond program for children who lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19 and eligible foster youth. The bill also lays the groundwork so one day California can expand the program to all children living in low-income circumstances.
AB 2180 (Wicks), The Children of Incarcerated Parents and Caregivers Taskforce. This bill would establish the Taskforce for Children with incarcerated parents and caregivers as California lacks a statewide entity that focuses on identifying and addressing the needs of system-impacted children. Asm. Wicks will be including this bill in her working class families package of bills as an emphasis to the disproportionate impact mass incarceration has on working class families, especially women, and the destabilization that leads to.
AB 2589 (Santiago) This bill will would provide a 1-time payment of $2000 per child dependent to California residents who made less than $30,000 in 2021 and file their taxes. Increase the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) minimum tax credit to about $255 per eligible tax filer. AB 2589 would benefit approximately 5 million Californians, including 2 million children.
AB 1615 (Ting) Foster Youth Housing: This bill would extend housing assistance for former foster youth to 36 months.
These are 3 bills LOPP-CA may be supporting during this legislative session.
- SB 854 (Skinner), the HOPE for Children Act.
This bill would establish California’s first baby bond program for children who lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19 and eligible foster youth. The bill also lays the groundwork so one day California can expand the program to all children living in low-income circumstances. I’ve attached the support letter template for more details.
- AB 2180 (Wicks), The Children of Incarcerated Parents and Caregivers Taskforce
This bill would establish the Taskforce for Children with incarcerated parents and caregivers as California lacks a statewide entity that focuses on identifying and addressing the needs of system-impacted children. Asm. Wicks will be including this bill in her working class families package of bills as an emphasis to the disproportionate impact mass incarceration has on working class families, especially women, and the destabilization that leads to.
- AB 2589 (Santiago) This bill will would
- Provide a 1-time payment of $2000 per child dependent to California residents who made less than $30,000 in 2021 and file their taxes.
- Increase the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) minimum tax credit to about $255 per eligible tax filer.
- Together, AB 2589 would benefit approximately 5 million Californians, including 2 million children.
Budget Advocacy; Please write a “thank you“ one of the links below. Mention you are from Lutheran Office of Public Policy.
Immigration/ Migration https://abic.us/events/the-path-forward-briefing-with-sen-bob-menendez-on-immigration-via-budget-reconciliation/?emci=9ccd605d-afef-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&emdi=7eb4aa51-b1ef-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&ceid=5839587
Also encourage your pastor to sign on to the letter linked below,
“Garment Workers Sign On Letter” https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pmbiSC0J8085TBp2VSS2qBtuyB1LshdDJD-ItgXcIto/edit?usp=sharing
Green Burial : Information on proposed legislation.
With the CA budget passed, these bills we’ve been working on (SB 464 Food4All, SB 107 CalFresh Simple for Seniors, SB 108 State Healthy Food Access) are now being reviewed by the , Assembly Appropriations Committee. Please contact your Assembly Person if they are on this committee and urge full funding for these bills.
ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
80 Chair Lorena Gonzales, Dem, San Diego
05 Vice Chair Frank Bigelow, GOP, Sutter Creek, Placerville, Madera
54 Isaac Bryan, Dem, Culver City
57 Lisa Calderon, Dem, Whittier, South El Monte, La Puente, Norwalk, La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, City of Industry
51 Wendy Carillo, Dem, Los Angeles
49 Ed Chau, Dem, Monterey Park San Gabriel Valley
01 Megan Dahle, GOP, Redding, Nevada City
73 Laurie Davies, GOP, Mission Viejo, Laguna Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point
34 Vince Fong, GOP, Kern County, Bakersfield
45 Jesse Gabriel, Dem, Woodland Hills, west San Fernando Valley
56 Eduardo Garcia, Dem, Coachella, Imperial Valley
10 Mark Levine, Dem, San Rafael, Petaluma, Santa Rosa
20 Bill Quirk, Dem, Hayward, southeast Bay Area
30 Robert Rivas, Dem, Salinas, Morgan Hill, Soledad, Hollister
79 Akilah Weber, Dem, San Diego
This is a very important week for funding of these bills!
Health4All Update: Thank all who have been involved for a powerful month of advocating for Health4All in the budget. Leadership is finishing their negotiations, so it’s our last week to keep the pressure up and ensure they hear from us before the budget goes into print on Saturday! Last Friday, Senator Durazo joined several coalition members at Cliníca Romero in Los Angeles for a press event to call on Governor Newsom to cover those age 50+ in the budget. Everyday this week, please help us lift up Friday’s action by tweeting photos from the event and tagging the @CAgovernor. Photos and sample tweets can be all be found in the digital toolkit, which is provided in both English and Spanish. This is our last push before the budget is finalized.
Food4All Update: This is an important moment for this campaign. We haven’t heard any news since the Governor and Legislature began negotiating the final budget, which means there’s still time to make our voices heard and NOW is the best time 🙂 It’s not too late to tell Governor Newsom: fund Food4All! Call/Email Today: Governor Gavin Newsom or Phone: (916) 445-2841. Already called? Call again! Already did that? Ask a friend/family member to call/email! Share these graphics and messages on social media!
Share these articles: ‘Essential for Everyone’: Food Aid Bill for Undocumented Californians Gains Momentum State Policymakers Can Provide Food Support to Undocumented and Mixed-Status California Families Blocked by Federal Policies !
Share these graphics and messages from Food4All’s Social Media Tool Kit on social media!
Food4All Call to Action
Call/Email Key Decision Makers
Call or send your own email
Direct calls and emails make a difference! Contact these key decision makers to let them know you want to ensure Food4All is included in the state budget. You can also find your Representative here and share the same message below.
- Governor Gavin Newsom
- Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins
- Speaker of the Assembly, Anthony Rendon
- Senator Nancy Skinner, Chair, Senate Budget Committee
- Assemblymember Phil Ting, Chair, Assembly Budget Committee (916) 319-2019
Hello, My name is _____ from _____ (either location or organization) and I am CALLING/WRITING to urge _____ (Member Name) to support Food4All in the final state budget package. Food4All would expand eligibility in the California Food Assistance Program to all those who need critical food assistance, regardless of their immigration status.
[OPTIONAL: SHARE YOUR STORY in one or two sentences.]
California needs to end the unjust exclusion of immigrants from CalFresh, our most effective anti-hunger program.
Here is the link for the source of this alert:
Also encourage your representatives to support full funding and further expansion of CalEITC to $0 workers.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:||Contact: Governor’s Press Office|
|Monday, May 10, 2021||(916) 445-4571|
Two-thirds of Californians set to benefit from Golden State Stimulus checks amounting to nearly $12 billion in total – the largest state tax rebate in American history
Billions in funding for rental relief and water and utility assistance
Part of the Governor’s $100 billion California Comeback Plan, a comprehensive recovery plan to tackle five of California’s most persistent challenges
SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today previewed his $100 billion California Comeback Plan – the biggest economic recovery package in California’s history – including unprecedented investments to address the state’s most persistent challenges, starting with nearly $12 billion in direct cash payments to Californians hit hardest by the pandemic.
Chief among the new proposals is a major expansion of the Golden State Stimulus, providing additional direct payments to middle-class families that make up to $75,000. Under the plan, two-thirds of Californians will benefit from $600 direct payments. Qualified families with dependents, including undocumented families, will also now be eligible for an additional $500. The plan triples California’s previous investment, reaching more people and giving bigger benefits.
“California’s recovery is well underway, but we can’t be satisfied with simply going back to the way things were,” said Governor Newsom. “We are tripling the Golden State Stimulus to get money in the hands of more middle-class Californians who have been hit hard by this pandemic. Two in three Californians will receive a check from the state and more than $5 billion in aid will be made available to those who need help paying their rent or utility bills.”
Under Governor Newsom’s California Comeback Plan, the state would also offer the largest renter assistance package of any state in America, with billions of dollars to help low-income Californians pay back 100 percent of their back-rent, their rent for the months to come and overdue water and utility bills.
Throughout the week, Governor Newsom will highlight other major investments and key initiatives of the California Comeback Plan.
Governor Newsom’s California Comeback Plan seizes this once-in-a-lifetime moment to address long-standing challenges by taking on threats to our state’s future and ensuring every California family – regardless of their race or zip code – can thrive.
SB 364 (Skinner) – CA Universal School Meals: Sign-on to this budget request by tomorrow at 4pm. The crux of this legislation is its funding, so this is crucial.
AB 221 (Santiago) – Emergency Food Assistance: Is in Assembly Appropriations.
SB 464 (Hurtado) – Food for All: Is in Senate Appropriations.
Health4All’s campaign to have health care for undocumented seniors in the upcoming budget. They are having a tweetstorm to the governor and legislators among other actions that start today. Here is a link to customize tweets from your organization: https://secure.everyaction.com/ATHfHv8PmUmtUbfOD8-Aqw2
SB 464- Contact Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Anthony Portantino and Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins during this critical moment in the process and tell them why they need to pass SB 464 now. Call: Senator Anthony Portantino, Chair at (916) 651-4025 and Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins at (916) 651-4039
Click here to email Senators Portantino and Atkins about taking action for #Food4All.
Hello, my name is _______, and I am emailing to urge Senate President pro Tem Atkins or Senator Anthony Portantino to support SB 464 (Hurtado)—Food4All, a bill that will create a more equitable food assistance system that no longer excludes many immigrant Californians. SB 464 will modernize the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to provide vital nutrition benefits to households with low-income that are excluded from CalFresh solely due to their immigration status. SB 464 is an overdue solution to this long-standing issue that has only gotten worse during the pandemic. Please support SB 464. Thank you.
AB 221 – Emergency food assistance for Undocumented Californians (Santiago D)in appropriations; no hearing date yet but likely to pass to Assembly floor.
AB 941 – Farmworker assistance: resource centers. (Bennett D)Would provide provide farmworkers and their families with information and access to services related to, among other things, education, housing, payroll and wage rights, and health and human services.