Call to Action: Strong Start for CalWorks/Child Care Families- Budget Hearing Today!
Attend the committee meeting and give public comment!
Wednesday, April 3rd
State Capitol Room 126
(We're number 6 on the agenda)
Sample Tweets and please tag committee members below:
"Our CalWORKs families are doing everything they can to get ahead. We can’t hold them back. Let’s start with 12-month approvals for stage 1 to 2 transitions. #321StrongStart
“I’m a solo parent. When I’m not working… nobody’s working.” -Mari CalWORKs parents need childcare solutions now. We have to stop holding them back. #ChildCare4All
What if CA fulfilled its childcare promise to CalWORKs parents? “I would be a healthier mom—someone who could work and take care of my mental health… I could be a role model.” -Elsa #SB321 #ChildCare4All
“My employer sees how hard I work. It’s affordable childcare that will either make or break me.” -Jacquelyne Our CalWORKs parents need reliable childcare. Their careers & families depend on it. #SB321 #ChildCare4All
“Our CalWORKs families are doing everything they can to get ahead. We can’t hold them back. Let’s start with 12-month approvals for #childcare and seamless stage 1 to 2 transitions. #321StrongStart #SB321”
“Stable #childcare is core to a family’s economic security. Support #321StrongStart #SB321”
“Stable #childcare and early education gives children a strong start. Support #321StrongStart #SB321”
“CalWORKs families need a path out of California's #childcare maze. Support #321StrongStart #SB321”
“Stop the disruption of CalWORKs families #childcare. Support #321StrongStart #SB321”
“As CalWORKs families (re-)entered the workforce their children need safe #childcare where they can grow and learn. Support #321StrongStart #SB321”
3. Submit your logo and/or a letter of support for our parallel legislation, SB 321!
Please send them along to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Committee Member Phone Numbers:
Eloise Gómez Reyes: (916) 319-2047
Jim Frazier: (916) 319-2011
Devon J. Mathis: (916) 319-2026
Jim Patterson: (916) 319-2023
James C. Ramos: (916) 319-2040
Blanca E. Rubio: (916) 319-2048
Jim Wood: (916) 319-2002
Philip Y. Ting: (916) 319-2019
Jay Obernolte: (916) 319-2033
“Hi, I am ________ and I am calling to express my support for SB-321, which would make child care available for families transitioning out of the CalWORKs. I encourage Assemblymember <name> to also support it in the budget committee hearing today.”
Here's the call script End Child Poverty in California put together. It can have the bracketed sections taken out to apply to more general budget hearings.
Hi, my name is ____ and I live in _____. I’m calling to support [SB 321, the Strong Start Bill that will close gaps in] child care for CalWORKs parents. Child care is a life line that lets parents build careers, provide for their families, and get out of poverty. Without child care, parents lose their jobs and their dreams. Can we count on your support [for SB 321]?
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