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Empower 2022: Policy Pathways Toward Guaranteed Income in California

To ensure economic securityfor Californians, our public safety net needs to evolve, and that means getting serious about unrestricted cash support at the state level.During this legislative cycle, there are many proposals to provide groups of Californians with direct cash supports. From tax credit proposals to reforms in safety net programs, there are critical policy levers California can and should implement now so that all Californians can have the resources needed to live and thrive in the Golden State.

What are the next stepsthat state leaders can take to make guaranteed income and its principles of unrestricted cash support a reality for California? Join our panel of policy experts as they answer this question and more.

Funder-Only Session: 2:15 p.m. PT -3:00 p.m. PT

Be sure to select the Philanthropic Partner ticket during registration if you would like to join us after the webinar to share your reflections, engage with other funders, and discuss opportunities for future learning + action around the topic of guaranteed income in California.


  • Esi Hutchful, Policy Analyst, California Budget & Policy Center (Moderator)
  • Anna Johnson, Associate Director, Housing and Health, John Burton Advocates for Youth
  • Sara Kimberlin, Senior Policy Analyst, California Budget & Policy Center


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