Tag Archives: Policy Advocacy

Pulling Families Back from the Edge

When will we realize that supporting women’s ability to work and excel is a key factor in lifting our state’s economy? Since 2007, child care and support for single mothers and low-income families have taken devastating blows as California struggles to balance its budget. Cutting childcare forces many women to choose between taking care of [...]

It’s Time to Raise the Cost of Human Trafficking

By Daphne Phung, Executive Director & Founder of California Against Slavery This June, I went on a police undercover sting that targeted sex trafficking of girls in Oakland. What I saw was surreal. Young girls waiting at every street corner along the “track” to hop into cars with adult men, some old enough to be their grandfathers. [...]

California Not Ready to Relocate Inmates from State Prisons to Counties

By Emma Mayerson, Development Assistant Kim Carter, Founder and Executive Director of our grant partner the Time for Change Foundation, is passionate about reducing recidivism and crime in California through supportive services and rehabilitation. She has been working with California state government for ten years: educating, informing and advocating about issues related to incarceration. Most recently, Ms. Carter has taken a [...]

Surina Joins Women’s Health Policy Council

We are very excited to announce that our Vice President of Programs Surina Khan was appointed to the Women’s Health Policy Council (WHPC) of Los Angeles County. While WHPC works directly with the Office of Women’s Health in Los Angeles (OWH) to improve health policies, programs and services offered to all women in Los Angeles, [...]

The Power of Public Policy

Each year, the Women’s Foundation of California trains up to 30 women on how to impact change in California through public policy. Our Women’s Policy Institute fellows learn how to write a bill, influence legislators and organize community support to pass proposed legislation. Since 2003, we have trained more than 150 women on California’s legislative [...]

Making a Difference through Public Policy

“When you give a woman voice, and you give her the knowledge of her own power and [the knowledge] that she has control over her own life, her children’s lives, and in her community . . . that’s giving somebody freedom.” ~Kim Carter, Women’s Policy Institute fellow, ED of Time for Change Foundation Ten years [...]

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