Update on Stand with Women Rally: May 14, 2012

It was so inspiring to be at the rally on Monday. There were almost 100 people there – many of them parents who have learned to advocate for themselves and their children as a result of the work of grant partners Parent Voices and Lifetime.

Senator Kevin deLeon, Senator Carol Liu, Assemblymember Holly Mitchell, Assemblymember Mariko Yamada, Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal and Chancellor Jack Scott attended and spoke very movingly about the importance of community colleges, CalWORKS and childcare to helping families to be economically self-sufficient and powerful role models for their children and communities. 

Here are links to some of the coverage that featured the Women’s Foundation of California:
Brown’s California Budget Dilemma No Shocker, Experts Say, by Alison Vekshin and James Nash, Bloomberg
Governor: Tax hikes needed for $16B budget gap, by Nanette Miranda on ABC7
Brown to Detail Budget for Tackling 16 billion Shortfall, CBS 13

And here’s a link to the Governor’s May Revise.

Stand with Women. Click here to send a letter to your senator.

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