January 10, 2022
Sacramento, Calif.— Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the new proposed state budget for 2022. The budget includes groundbreaking advancements to remove exclusions to health care and food assistance to all Californians, regardless of immigration status.
In year three of the pandemic, while California shows a surplus in revenue, many in our state don’t have access to basic needs, while contributing to our state’s communities and economy. If we have learned anything from this pandemic, it’s that everyone—our neighbors, friends and colleagues— need access to health care, food, a safety net, and basic protections in order for our communities to be healthy and thrive.
“This is a big, historic day for California, and we are filled with hope from the groundbreaking changes on the table to advance the health, safety, and wellbeing of all Californians, regardless of their income or immigration status. We applaud Governor Newsom for taking bold and necessary steps to remove exclusions to critical programs for all Californians, ” said Cynthia Buiza, executive director at CIPC. “This progress would not be possible without immigrant communities, advocates, and our legislative champions who have worked for years to make this vision of Health4All and Food4All Californians a reality.”
“At a time when we are trying to heal, recover, and feel safe and secure, these deep investments in health equity, worker justice, and a more inclusive safety net, are imperative to creating a state where every member of our communities can thrive. This year CIPC is excited to partner with the governor and leadership in Sacramento to create a bold, visionary platform that addresses our communities critical needs and creates a more just and humane future for everyone who calls California home.”