News Update Jan 5th 2018

January 5th 2018

  1. SSI Survey and Listening Session (Jan 11)
  2. California Budget Action, Jan 10 Downtown Noon-1 PM *

SSI Survey and Listening Session (Jan 11)

For the last several years, the members of Hunger Action LA have fought, together with dozens of other groups around the state of California, for a restoration of at least some of the estimated $77 per month that’s been cut out of the monthly State Supplemental Payment (SSP) to the federal/state Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment, on which over a million Californians depend for their housing, food and other costs.

As we begin 2018, we need the input of as many recipients of SSI as possible to determine how to move forward with advocacy to accomplish any one of several goals intended to help raise SSI recipients out of poverty

Please help us push this online survey out to SSI recipients in your communities as soon as possible to inform our priorities and grow our coalition. Share this far and wide, but please keep in mind that we are most interested in receiving feedback from SSI recipients or individuals with a direct connection to the program. Here’s the link:

In addition to the survey , a Listening Session is going to be held on Thursday January 11. If you receive SSI, Come share your story about living on SSI/SSP.  Are your benefits adequate?

CA4SSI, a statewide coalition, works to improve SSI/SSP so that no one on SSI/SSP is forced to live in poverty and can live dignified lives.


Thursday, January 11th

1:00 PM until 3:00 PM

Edison Room, CALIF

634 S. Spring St.,

LA 90014


(213) 627-0477

California Budget Action, Jan 10 Downtown Noon-1 PM *

(Subject to change depending on when Governor releases budget)

Background: Governor Brown will release his January Budget Recommendations for California’s 2018-19 budget on or before the January 10th deadline.

This action will happen after Governor Brown makes his budget proposal. The event date and time are subject to change with short notice.

California Partnership, HHS Network and CA4SSI will conduct January Budget Actions across the state. This will be Governor Jerry Brown’s last budget. Will his legacy be to ignore the over 20% of Californians who are living in poverty? Over 20 percent of Californians are living in poverty and another 20% of Californians are in “near-poverty,” which means they struggle to pay for food and shelter.

Please join us to defend the social safety net programs like Medi-cal, CalWORKS, CalFRESH, and SSI. These programs are the core of the social determinants of health, structural determinants and conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These social determinants inform our socioeconomic status, education, the physical environment, employment, and social support networks and access to health care.

Join us in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s January Budget proposal to demand that he does not build a legacy on the backs of Californians living in poverty.



Los Angeles: Facebook Event:
The day the Governor announces at 1pm: Ronald Reagan State Building
300 S Spring St, Los Angeles, 90013
Contact: Karen Kandamby, [email protected]

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