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End Child Poverty CA responds to announcement of assistance for undocumented

Posted at 3:57 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 18:57:24-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — End Child Poverty CA Co-Chair Conway Collis issued the following statement today following Gov. Newsom's announcement of $125 million in financial assistance for undocumented Californians:

"The governor’s announcement was the clearest possible statement that we are all in this together. This is a watershed moment that recognizes that undocumented Californians are integral to our communities and our economy, and fills gaps left by a federal assistance plan that excludes millions of Californians. The Governor's package is similar to the one within the California Covid-19 Anti-Poverty Stimulus Package [] proposed by End Child Poverty CA and the Dolores Huerta Foundation, and we thank him for his bold action. We expect this initial funding to be quickly exhausted, but we look forward to working with our leaders in Sacramento to ensure we keep help coming to where it's needed most. We and others have proposed ongoing financial assistance for the lowest-income Californians, and the need is clear for these type of payments to continue into the future. I’ve never been prouder to be a Californian."

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