To respond to the Governor’s Budget and make the case for needed investments, the Health and Human Services Network, California Partnership, and local community partners will host a press conference on Tuesday in Los Angeles

*LOS ANGELES, CA – The Health and Human Services network, a statewide coalition of health and consumer advocates, will host a press conference in various regions in the state, including Los Angeles to respond to Governor Brown’s 2017-18 proposed budget.


WHAT:  One of five rallies being held statewide to support an equitable 2017-2018 California budget that proactively fights poverty through investments in health and human services by a coalition of anti-poverty advocates. At the rally, advocates will respond to Gov. Brown’s budget and urge investments in childcare programs, the health care safety net, restore IHHS cuts, improve services for folks with disabilities, augment SSI funding, fund alternatives to incarceration, and adequately fund programs for seniors.


Featured Speakers:

  • SSI/SSP – Steven Echor,  Member, Hunger Action Los Angeles (HALA) and Bonnie Coleman, Member, California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA)
  • Immigrant Integration and Health4All –Imelda Plascencia, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
  • Reducing Prison Spending – Jayda Rasberry, Dignity and Power Now, a member of Californians United for Responsible Budgeting (CURB)



Tuesday, January 10, 2017
12:00 PM (Program starts at 12:10pm)


Ronald Reagan State Building, 300 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Parking: Public Parking Lots on Spring Street ($7.00 to $10.00 cash)


WHY: Since 2008, California has cut more than $15 billion from vital safety net programs. Now the state has the highest poverty rate in the nation – nearly a quarter of all Californians including more than 2 million children live in poverty. With a budget surplus, Californians call on Gov. Brown to invest in programs that build a pathway out of poverty and improve the lives of all Californians.

CONTACT: Karen Kandamby / [email protected] 562.309.3773


 The Health and Human Services Network of California is a coalition of advocates, community practitioners, and consumers working together for strong health care and human services in California.  Our network includes people who are committed to strengthen and protect healthcare, programs that support seniors and disabled people, emergency food and nutrition programs, CalWORKs, domestic violence programs, childcare and child safety, women’s health care and community health clinics, AIDS prevention, and more — in other words, the basic human needs we all share.

The Los Angeles press conference and rally is supported by 9 to 5, ACLU of Southern California, California Alliance of Retired Americans (CARA), California Immigrant Policy Center, California Partnership, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, Communities Actively Living Independent & Free (CALIF), Equal Voice for Southern CA Families Alliance, Health Access California, Hunger Action LA, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, and Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE).







Diana Zuñiga
Statewide Coordinator
Californians United for a Responsible Budget
[email protected]