SACRAMENTO – Economic equality, poverty, and child care advocates joined legislators at a press conference this week calling for new policies to help secure women’s economic empowerment in California, which will benefit families and communities across the state. The advocates and elected leaders are asking state policymakers to support an agenda in the coming year that approaches women’s economic opportunities across multiple policy areas. A Stronger California is the multi-year campaign advocating for this coordinated and comprehensive set of policies.
The California Women’s Law Center is a member of the Stronger California Advocates Network, which released a policy paper this week noting that women comprise almost half of the workforce in California and are the primary income-earners in many families. The jobs that many California women hold, however, are mostly part-time and pay minimum wage. Additionally, a lack of affordable child care and housing makes it hard for women to provide secure environments for their families.
The Stronger Calif♀rnia Agenda includes efforts to:
For more information about A Stronger California and the key legislation being proposed by A Stronger California in 2015, please visit: StrongerCalifornia.org
About the California Women’s Law Center
Since its founding in 1989, the California Women’s Law Center (CWLC) has worked to eliminate the barriers that keep women and girls in poverty. CWLC breaks down barriers and advances the potential of women and girls through transformative litigation, policy advocacy and education. CWLC is a leader in Title IX education and enforcement in California at the high school level and advocate for the unique needs of women veterans. For more information, visit cwlc.org.
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March 24, 2015
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