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Fighting To End Poverty In California

OUR MISSION

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 low-income Californians.

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.

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Western Center's Work Benefits Millions of Californians

CA
6,000,000Working adults benefitted from a minimum wage increase to $15/hr
4,000,000Adults protected from unfair and unpayable traffic fines and fees
400,000Homeless, migrant and foster children received priority access and fee waivers for afterschool programs
170,000Undocumented children became eligible for health care coverage

2019 Annual Report

 

In 2019, Western Center advanced crucial legislation and litigation to position California to better serve people living in poverty – in good times and in hard times. Our annual report highlights those important victories.

It is our intention that in this time of uncertainty, you can read our annual report and know that we are building on this work now more than ever, and we do not plan to stop.

 

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