The California State Budget

A Latina Perspective on the California State Budget

Over the past 20 years, HOPE has offered a Latina perspective on the Governor’s California State Budget. Latinas are nearly 20% of the population of California, representing the largest share (39%) of California women. In their role as mothers, Latinas are raising more than half of the children in the state. Close to sixty-two percent of Latinas also participate in the labor force. In many ways, how Latinas fare helps determine the future of the state, both in terms of their own well-being and the prospects for California’s next generation.

The state budget is a powerful tool that holds the key to equitable education, accessible healthcare, and economic opportunities for our diverse communities. Read below for responses to state budget proposals highlighting investments that impact Latinas’ access to education, health care and economic empowerment.

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