News from Ensuring Opportunity
April 18, 2017
Big Win for Health Care and Progress on Immigrant Protections in Contra Costa Yesterday
Thank you to all of our community partners and residents for joining us yesterday in asking the Board of Supervisors to fund life-saving care for more residents. Your calls, letters, and comments made a big difference.
At yesterday's budget hearing, the Board of Supervisors heard from many community members about the benefits of Contra Costa CARES, the importance of safety net services, and the need for resources to help local immigrant residents through the Contra Costa County Immigrant Legal and Education Partnership, a proposed new program.
We would like to thank Supervisors Federal Glover, Diane Burgis, and John Gioia for voting in favor of expanding funding for Contra Costa CARES by $250,000 next year (contingent on matching funds from local hospitals).
Please call, email, or write on Facebook and Twitter to thank these supervisors for their commitment to ensuring health care for all.
Supervisor Karen Mitchoff voted against expanding CARES funding. Supervisor Candace Anderson left the meeting during public comment and was not present during the board's final discussion and voting.
The CalFresh program concerns expressed by Ensuring Opportunity will be discussed at the Board's Family and Human Services Committee. The request for funding for the Immigrant Legal and Education Partnership program was referred to the Finance Committee.
The Board will vote to adopt the final county budget at their May 9 meeting.
Your Supervisor's Contact Information
Supervisor John Gioia (District I)
Twitter: @supejohngioiaFacebook: @johngioia1958
Supervisor Candance Andersen (District II)
Danville office: (925) 957-8860
Lafayette office: (925) 646-6067
Supervisor Diane Burgis (District III)
Twitter: @DianeBurgisFacebook: @burgisd
Supervisor Karen Mitchoff (District IV)
Twitter: @KMitchoffFacebook: @karenmitchoff
Supervisor Federal Glover (District V)
Click HERE for a district map.
The Ensuring Opportunity Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa advocates for policies that ensure that all residents have the resources they need to support themselves and their families, and have a powerful voice in shaping local political, cultural and economic systems. Visit our website to learn more about how you can partner with us in our policy work.