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pdf CCWRO Press Release 5-20-16 -Taking Money from Poor Kids

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” Welfare Press Release Immediate Press Release – May 20, 2016 The 2016-\u00ad2017 State Budget will again throw California’s children living in deep poverty under the bus California budget writers, in concert with the Brown administration, are getting ready to take about $2 billion out of the mouths of over 1 million CalWORKs eligible children subsisting on an average fixed CalWORKs grant for a family of three (3), $507 a month, that is equal to 31% of the federal poverty level said Kevin Aslanian of the Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations. That is what CalWORKs families received in 1986 said Aslanian. For fiscal year 2016-2017 there is 7.1 billion available to combat deep poverty of the over 1 million Cal- WORKs children in California. How much does of the $7.1 billion goes to CalWORKs aid the over 1 million CalWORKs babies and children? Only $5.2 billion. Only $3 billion, or 43% of the available $7.1 billion will go to feed and house the over 1 million Cal- WORKs children living in deep poverty said Aslanian. That means less than half of the money will go to California’s poor babies and kids said Aslanian. What Happens to the Rest? Well, 31% will go to the bureaucracy of the CalWORKs program said Aslanian. How about the rest? Another $1.1 billion will be handed over to the California Student Aid Commission to supplant state general funds said Aslanian. Yes. The State Legislature are planning to take over $1,1 billion out of the mouth of ONE MILLION CalWORKs children to ‘build a state budget’ without shame using CalWORKs dollars to pay for CalGrant Student Aid Payments to students not eligible for Cal- WORKs said Aslanian. The remaining $700-$800 million is used to supplant various parts of the General Fund while 1 million endure severe and deep poverty in California said Aslanian. This is all happening in broad delight and the press has been silent about the immoral taking of hundreds of millions of dollars from the mouths of over 1 million CalWORKs children living in deep poverty said Aslanian. Forcing babies and kids to live in deep poverty is equal to state child abuse said Aslanian. CONTACT PERSON: Kevin Aslanian 916-712-0071 1901 Alhambra Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95816-7000 [email protected] Kevin M. Aslanian, Executive Director Email: [email protected] 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551, Tel. (916) 736-0616, Fax (916) 736-2645, Cell (916) 712-0071 What can this money be used for? See other side. Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. 2016-\u00ad2017 CalWORKs May Revise Budget at a Glance TOTAL CalWORKs Available Funds for 2016-\u00ad2017 $7,041,342 million How Much is Used for CalWORKs Families? Payment to Families $3 billion 43% County Services & Administration $2.2 billion 31% What happens to the rest? CalGrant $1,108,508 million 16% More than$700 million used the supplant State General Fund out of the mouths of CalWORKs babies and families 10% What can we do for 1 million CalWORKs children living in deep poverty on an average CalWORKs grant of $507 a month that is equal to 31% of the federal poverty level? $2 How much CalWORKs money is not used for the CalWORKs program? More than $1.8 billion Program Annual Costs Money remaining for the General Fund Repeal Maximum Family Grant $220 million $1,680,000 million Restore CalWORKs Cuts of the recession & increase grants to 50% of the federal poverty level $600 $1,080,000 million Reform the Homeless Assistance Program $17 million $1,063,000 million Repeal the 100-\u00adhour rule $16 million $1,047,000 ”

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” Welfare Press Release Immediate Press Release – May 20, 2016 The 2016-\u00ad2017 State Budget will again throw California’s children living in deep poverty under the bus California budget writers, in concert with the Brown administration, are getting ready to take about $2 billion out of the mouths of over 1 million CalWORKs eligible children subsisting on an average fixed CalWORKs grant for a family of three (3), $507 a month, that is equal to 31% of the federal poverty level said Kevin Aslanian of the Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations. That is what CalWORKs families received in 1986 said Aslanian. For fiscal year 2016-2017 there is 7.1 billion available to combat deep poverty of the over 1 million Cal- WORKs children in California. How much does of the $7.1 billion goes to CalWORKs aid the over 1 million CalWORKs babies and children? Only $5.2 billion. Only $3 billion, or 43% of the available $7.1 billion will go to feed and house the over 1 million Cal- WORKs children living in deep poverty said Aslanian. That means less than half of the money will go to California’s poor babies and kids said Aslanian. What Happens to the Rest? Well, 31% will go to the bureaucracy of the CalWORKs program said Aslanian. How about the rest? Another $1.1 billion will be handed over to the California Student Aid Commission to supplant state general funds said Aslanian. Yes. The State Legislature are planning to take over $1,1 billion out of the mouth of ONE MILLION CalWORKs children to ‘build a state budget’ without shame using CalWORKs dollars to pay for CalGrant Student Aid Payments to students not eligible for Cal- WORKs said Aslanian. The remaining $700-$800 million is used to supplant various parts of the General Fund while 1 million endure severe and deep poverty in California said Aslanian. This is all happening in broad delight and the press has been silent about the immoral taking of hundreds of millions of dollars from the mouths of over 1 million CalWORKs children living in deep poverty said Aslanian. Forcing babies and kids to live in deep poverty is equal to state child abuse said Aslanian. CONTACT PERSON: Kevin Aslanian 916-712-0071 1901 Alhambra Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95816-7000 [email protected] Kevin M. Aslanian, Executive Director Email: [email protected] 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825-8551, Tel. (916) 736-0616, Fax (916) 736-2645, Cell (916) 712-0071 What can this money be used for? See other side. Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. 2016-\u00ad2017 CalWORKs May Revise Budget at a Glance TOTAL CalWORKs Available Funds for 2016-\u00ad2017 $7,041,342 million How Much is Used for CalWORKs Families? Payment to Families $3 billion 43% County Services & Administration $2.2 billion 31% What happens to the rest? CalGrant $1,108,508 million 16% More than$700 million used the supplant State General Fund out of the mouths of CalWORKs babies and families 10% What can we do for 1 million CalWORKs children living in deep poverty on an average CalWORKs grant of $507 a month that is equal to 31% of the federal poverty level? $2 How much CalWORKs money is not used for the CalWORKs program? More than $1.8 billion Program Annual Costs Money remaining for the General Fund Repeal Maximum Family Grant $220 million $1,680,000 million Restore CalWORKs Cuts of the recession & increase grants to 50% of the federal poverty level $600 $1,080,000 million Reform the Homeless Assistance Program $17 million $1,063,000 million Repeal the 100-\u00adhour rule $16 million $1,047,000 ”

Document CCWRO Press Release 5-13-16 – 2016-2017 State Budget May Revise

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“CCWRO [image: CCWRO Logo] Welfare Press Release Immediate Press Release – May 13, 2016 1 The 2016-2017 State Budget again throws California’s children living in deep poverty under the bus QUESTIONS FOR THE GOVERNOR FROM CALWORKS CHILDREN OF CALFORNIA CalWORKs Status – California’s impoverished families live on a fixed income that is equal to 31% of the federal poverty level. Put another way in California over 1 million CalWORKs children live in families with a fixed income that is equal to 31% of the federal poverty level. The average grant for a family of three (3) on CalWORKs is about $497 a month during 2016-2017. [bookmark: _GoBack]Why does the budget give $1,108,508 million for CalGrant from the mouths of California’s children living in deep poverty and leading the Nation in Child Poverty? That is what CalWORKs families received in 1986 Put another way over 1 million CalWORKs children live in deep poverty today. Why not use the CalWORKs Money for CalWORKs families and not to supplant the General Fund. Why can’t the Governor use some of the $1,108,508 million for CalGrant that is being taken away from CalWORKs children living in deep for a COLA this year, the repeal of the MFG rule that harms children and lifting families out of deep poverty.? Money Available for CalWORKs For 2016-2017 there is 7.1 billion available to combat deep poverty of CalWORKs children in California. How much does of the $7.1 billion goes to CalWORKs? Only $5.2 billion The Governor’s proposed budget only spends $5.2 billion for families eligible for CalWORKs. What happens to the $1.9 billion that should morally be used to bring California’s children out of deep poverty? $1,108,508 million to CalGrants; $437 million to Child Welfare Services. The budget uses CalWORKs money to supplant State General Fund Costs. CONTACT PERSON: Kevin Aslanian 916-712-0071 1901 Alhambra Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95816-7000 [email protected] What Happens to the Rest of the Money? Goes to Supplant the State General Fund Like: CalGrants – $825 million Child Welfare Services – $437 million Amount Used in the Budget for CalWORKs Families $5.2 billion Available Funds for the CalWORKs Program $7.1 Billion CalWORKs 2016-2017 Budget at a Glance CCWRO & Welfare Press Release ote res Kakase May 13,2018 ‘The 2016-2017 State Budget again throws California’s children living in deep poverty under the bus CalWORKs Status Clin inp Money Avaliable for CaIVORKS fu 21 How much dees ofthe $71 bilion goes to (CalWORKs? Only $52 billon Tne acs hy doce he set ve S104 308 mon for ClGrane ‘rom he mouth of California’s teeter ‘ending he at Cd Po Money for Ca\u00a5 ORK fic ied nt supplant the Geral ‘Fund Why ca’ he Gover ase ome of the 31108508 man fr from CaINOR hile in Wop fare COLA ths yor ter eal of the MEG rad that harms ‘hiro and iting fies ou of tke pve? CONTACT PERSON: Kevin Aslanian – 916-712-0071 ”

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” 1 CCWROCCWRO Welfare NEWS Immediate Press Release – January 10, 2007 1901 Alhambra Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95816-7000 Tel. 916-712-0071 or 916-387-8341 or 916-736-0616 [email protected] \/ [email protected] Today the Terminator (also known as Governor Schwarzenegger) proposes to terminate the cost of living increase for impoverished families with children living on a fixed income. Their welfare benefits today are at the same level that welfare families received in 1990-1991 Said Kevin Aslanian, Executive Director of the Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations, Inc. Since the enactment of the federal TANF program designed to provide a safety net for families with needy children over $9.5 billion dollars have been used by state officials as contribution to the General Fund, said Aslanian. During the Schwarzenegger watch over $3.1 billion has been taken away from impoverished families with children living in deep poverty as a contribution to the General Fund , said Aslanian. While this Governor used money that should be used for California’s impoverished families with needy children for the General Fund, he also immorally and callously denied them a cost-of-living increase for two (2) years in a roll that would have cost about $270 million, a 8.45% of the amount of TANF money that the Governor took away from the CalWORKs program as a contribution to the General Fund in 2 years, said Aslanian. This year not only is the Governor proposing the deny impoverished families the meager statutory COLA while giving a COLA to a host of other programs, but is also proposing to terminated benefits for children if the parents are not able to find work, said Aslanian. Nobody is entitled to a JOB in the United States of America. How can you find a job without a car, a telephone, decent clothing, and many times a place to live wondered Aslanian. The Governor needs to look at himself and his administration to exercise personal responsibility for the fact that less than 25% of the current CalWORKs caseload is NOT meeting the federal participation rates, said Aslanian. The Governor has been throwing over $1 billion a year to welfare\/workfare bureaucracy to meet the federal participation rates and they have delivered a 75% failure rate, said Aslanian. Is that the Schwarzenegger”s definition of personal responsibility he fails and punishes the children on CalWORKs 80% of the CalWORKs caseload, said Aslanian. ”