The HHS Network has released its “Cumulative Cuts Impact Report,” which shows how extensively the state’s health and human services programs have been cut over the last three years. The report, available for download by clicking here, provides an outline of spending cuts approved by the legislature and signed by the Governor between FY2008-09 and FY2011-12 and gives a top-line overview of cuts to:
- Health care
- Child Care
- Developmental Disabilities
- Senior Services
- Nutrition Services
- Mental Health
According to the report’s findings – cumulative spending cuts to California’s health care and human services programs have totaled in at $15 billion since FY2008-09!
The report also includes personal stories from Californians in Republican districts across the state who have suffered as a result of consecutive spending cuts, as well stories demonstrating how individual Californians have benefited from the state’s health care and human services safety net programs.
You can use the information contained in this report when talking with partners, members of the media and legislators to remind them how severely our health care and social services have been decimated as a result of consecutive cuts over the last several years!
Save the Date: Next Statewide Briefing Call – Thus, 6/23
Please join us on THURSDAY June 23rd for our next STATEWIDE BRIEFING CALL! We’ll be joined by special guest speaker Jean Ross of the California Budget Project who will discuss key points for advocates to look out for when evaluating a spending cap.
See call details below:
Statewide Briefing Call
THURSDAY JUNE 23rd at 3:00 PM
Call-In: 866-516-5393 Pass Code: 78010970
10,000 Postcards Delivered!
We did it! Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our goal of 10,000 postcards delivered to Governor Jerry Brown and select Republican legislators calling for the passage of the Governor’s modest revenue extensions while also warning against the threats of a tight spending cap that would lock-in low levels of funding for California’s health and human services programs!
Read more about the 10,000 postcard campaign in the California Progress Report.
Be sure to also check out the video below showing members of Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) and California Partnership delivering their postcards to State Senator Sam Blakeslee’s office: California Partnership Postcard Delivery Videos