Inland Equity Partnership was formerly California Partnership. California Partnership (CAP) was founded in 2003 in response to the gutting of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. The response grew into a statewide coalition of community groups responding to the continued cuts in programs which serve people living in poverty. CAP has worked to end the maximum family grant from CalWORKs and the lifetime ban for people with felony convictions. We worked to support Health4All Kids for undocumented youth. CAP was part of Mills vs Kern County, with Western Center on Law and Poverty, a suit brought on behalf of the homeless and disabled, over systematic and unlawful failure to provide aid. We lead California’s HHS Network.
We have focused our work in the Inland Valley and started the Inland Equity Community Land Trust.