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EPIC News – August 2020

It’s the last week of session in California, and we have a couple of Western Center sponsored bills that could use your support… AB 826 – Emergency food assistance: COVID-19…

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EPIC News – July 2020

Orange County Releases Juvenile Fees Last week, the Orange County Board of Supervisors released millions of dollars in juvenile fees, freeing thousands of families with low incomes (many of whom…

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EPIC News – June 2020

Engaging in the Movement for Black Lives, and How it Relates to Western Center’s Work We are encouraged that so many people are looking for ways to get involved in…

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EPIC News – May 2020

Bleak State Budget Depends on Federal Help Governor Newsom issued the May Revision of the 2020-21 state budget. Western Center’s analysis is available here. In the wake of the COVID-19…

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EPIC News – April 2020

Western Center Continues to Lead Advocacy Response for COVID-19 Emergency April has been an intense and busy month for Western Center, as our advocates work to protect the needs of…

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EPIC News – March 2020

Why Do We Work For a Strong Safety Net? Because of Times Like These. COVID-19 has revealed how much we all rely on each other, and millions of Americans and…

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EPIC News – February 2020

Say it With Us: Homelessness is Not a Crime As California struggles to help its homeless residents, some leaders are calling for an increase in forced institutionalization, as others find…

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EPIC News – January 2020

The Year Ahead: A Letter from the Executive Director Unfaltering optimism and an exciting transition. Read here → Western Center Reaction to Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Overall, we are pleased…

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EPIC News – December 2019

Fighting Trump Administration Attempts to Cut Food Benefits The Trump administration continues to threaten the food security of millions of Americans with its attempts to cut SNAP food benefits. Western…

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EPIC News – October 2019

16 Western Center Bills Signed by the Governor 16 Western Center bills were signed by Governor Gavin Newsom this year, marking huge wins for California. Of note are two renter…

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