Through the lens of economic and racial justice, Western Center on Law & Poverty fights in courts, cities, counties, and in the Capitol to secure housing, health care, and a strong safety net for Californians with low incomes.
Many systems keep people in poverty – from institutionalized racism to unjust and unequal economic structures. We address those factors in every aspect of our work, and call out the ways they oppress people experiencing poverty.
End systemic racism. End poverty. Ensure justice for all. Everyone thrives.
Western Center on Law & Poverty seeks to eliminate poverty and advance racial and economic justice by dismantling and transforming systems so all communities in California can thrive.
, By Willis Jacobson, National Center for Youth Law & Rebecca Miller, Western Center on Law and Poverty
, By Center for Biological Diversity, Western Center, Sierra Club, Earthjustice
, By Lara Korte, Politico
, By Hannah Wiley, Los Angeles Times
, By Abraham Zavala-Rodriguez, WCLP Outreach & Advocacy Associate
, By Abraham Zavala-Rodriguez, WCLP Outreach and Advocacy Associate
, By Abraham Zavala, Outreach and Advocacy Associate
, By Justice Earl Johnson, Western Center Scholar in Residence
We know our work is not done until health care and housing are affordable, food is secure, and systemic racism is addressed. With your support, we will continue working to build a more just California in 2023 and beyond.Donate Now
Our 2021 Annual Report highlights Western Center’s work throughout 2021, and presents portraits from photographer Gale Filter, captured through his relationships with unhoused communities in Sacramento – specifically via the organizations ShowUp Sac and Mercy Pedalers. We hope that in viewing this report, it becomes clear that we have a collective responsibility to make things better for our neighbors most impacted by poverty and other systems of injustice.Download Report