Even with $6.6 billion in additional revenues, California still faces a $10 billion deficit – which means we MUST maintain existing revenue streams in order to prevent even more life-threatening cuts to our health care and human services!
At the same time, we must also remind legislators that California’s seniors, people with disabilities, and struggling families can’t afford a spending cap which would impose an artificial ceiling that limits California’s ability to respond to the needs of a growing and aging population.
With so much at stake, it’s imperative that we continue to keep the pressure on our legislators and convince them to pass a budget that doesn’t “cap” California’s future and includes the Governor’s modest revenues to get our state and our economy back on track!
The HHS Network has created a number of new tools and messaging materials to help partners and allies in their ongoing budget advocacy work. Head over to the HHS Network’s “Tools & Resources” page to find all the latest updated materials, including:
- Updated Key Messages & Talking Points
- Updated Legislative Leave Behind
- “Spending Caps = Endless Cuts” sticker template
Copies of the printable sticker templates are available in the following sizes:
- 1” x 2.625” standard address labels (30 per page)
- 2” x 4” (10 per page)
To get your copies, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include which sticker size you’d like. Once you’ve received the publisher file(s) – you can then print them out on standard (8.5” x 11”) printer sticker paper.
HHS Network Regional Contacts
Want to find out how you can get involved and take action in support of a just budget that includes revenues to invest in California’s economic and family recovery? Contact the HHS Network field organizer in YOUR REGION today!
You can also download the list of contacts by clicking here!
WRINKLE RUN, ROCK, WALK, & ROLL – Thursday, May 26, Sacramento
Join California Alliance of Retired Americans (CARA) for the 4th annual “Wrinkle Run, Walk, Rock and Roll” for Revenues and Seniors! The “Wrinkle Run” will begin at 10 AM on the South Steps of the Capitol, followed by a briefing in the Capitol Basement (Eureka Room) at 12:00 PM/Noon. Afterwards, participants will meet with legislators to encourage them to pass the revenues needed to prevent even more devastating cuts to health care and human services.
See below for more details:
WHEN: Thursday, May 26 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
WHERE: State Capitol Building – South Steps
Contact the CARA office for more information: 510-663-4086
TAKE ACTION: Save the CA Commission on the Status of Women
In recent years, the Legislative Analyst’s Office has recommended elimination of the Commission. This year is different! Governor Brown has included this recommendation in his May Revision of the Budget. Once again, we must put out a call for help for the Commission. The CA Commission on the Status of Women needs your help to survive this latest threat!