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Marcel Douglas

Our partnerships with community organizers are central to creating change in California. Street Vendor Activist Marcel Douglas shares her experience working with Policy Advocate Chris Sanchez to get #sb972 passed.

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Christine

SB 31 (Jones) seeks to further criminalize the very existence of our unhoused neighbors in public spaces. SB 31 would make it a crime to sit, lie, sleep, or store,…

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Steven Summers' Story

Steve

Western Center settles lawsuit against USDA to get emergency food benefits to one million California households who need it most. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Steve Summers received…

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Amaranda

Families stayed in their homes when Western Center intervened in a case of skyrocketing rent.

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Evelyn

AB 2035, sponsored by Western Center, protects recipients of cash assistance from electronic theft.

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Leticia

Western Center compelled California to provide nursing care for brothers living with muscular dystrophy.

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Sarah

The Working Families Anti-Hunger Act, co-sponsored by Western Center, helps parents maximize enrollment in CalFresh.

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Sheila

A Western Center intervention kept Sheila in her home, and set a nationwide precedent.

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Shulora

Western Center worked to restore driver's licenses for hundreds of thousands of Californians with suspensions from unpaid debt.

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Stephanie

Stephanie

Western Center led efforts to pass AB 1579 to prevent homelessness and ensure health of newborns.

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