San Joaquin Valley Deserves Equal Access to Utility Services

By Patricia Black, MPP 2014 Across California, low-income communities experience restricted access to essential natural resources and public services. Nowhere in the state is this more apparent or devastating than in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Residents in areas like Bakersfield, Delano, Fresno, and the more rural areas of San Joaquin Valley face unprecedented poverty and unemployment rates, … Continue reading San Joaquin Valley Deserves Equal Access to Utility Services

SNAP Funding Makes Economic Sense

By Jacqueline Gleason According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called FoodStamps), provides over 47 million low income people with the means to purchase food each month.  Nearly three quarters of households served include children, and roughly one quarter are the elderly or people with disabilities. … Continue reading SNAP Funding Makes Economic Sense