Community Rallies Behind Proposed Law That Would Reduce Child Poverty – Wave Newspapers

Community rallies behind proposed law that would reduce child poverty – Wave Newspapers

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — Civil rights champion U.S. Rep. John Lewis and other political dignitaries joined hundreds of people at St. John’s Well and Child Family Center April 9 in support of new state anti-poverty legislation.The legislation, the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Act of 2017, has been introduced by Assemblywoman Autumn Burke and aims to end child poverty in California.
It would reduce the need for social services, including health care, foster care and juvenile incarceration, while saving taxpayer dollars.
“We have to be persistent and we have to resist, and we have to change things,” Lewis, …

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