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Thursday, December 10, 2020

California Forward (CA FWD), the California Economic Summit network and its partners have long advocated for the need to ensure affordable and high-speed broadband to all Californians.

“Not only is bridging the digital divide an issue of equity, it’s an imperative if we are to provide more Californians with access to job opportunities, tele-medicine, education and much more,” said Micah Weinberg, CEO of CA FWD.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Earlier in the pandemic, California rolled out a COVID-19 relief program for undocumented immigrants in the state. The Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) program was created to help the immigrant community in the state as the world dealt with the pandemic. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

A new Southern California effort aims to address an inequality spotlighted by the coronavirus pandemic — the digital divide.

Inland entrepreneur Steve PonTell and San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman are bringing together leaders in business, government, technology and other fields to find ways to close the divide.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An increase in food insecurity during the pandemic is leading to an expanded focus on college campuses and on a separate push for Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign an emergency food assistance bill.

In Placer County, the Placer Food Bank reported a significant increase in need, including among college students.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

El proyecto de ley AB-826 “Asistencia de alimentos de emergencia: COVID-19” impulsado por el diputado de la Asamblea de California, Miguel Santiago, solo espera la firma del gobernador del estado Gavin Newsom.

La Ley AB-826 busca identificar fondos para otorgar hasta $600 dólares en tarjetas de débito para comprar alimentos en supermercados. La ley establece que los fondos se entreguen en dos periodos con un mes de diferencia entre ambos a todo adulto que califique.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Los Angeles  — El aumento de desempleo y casi la mitad de la población de California preocupada por quedarse sin comida, empujan un proyecto que les podría dar a las personas de bajos recursos hasta $600 en comida.

El asambleísta Miguel Santiago, demócrata de Los Ángeles, introdujo la legislación que proporcionaría seis meses de alimentos de emergencia a los californianos de bajos ingresos que luchan financieramente debido al COVID-19, independientemente del estado migratorio.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA — A bill sits on Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk that will provide food assistance to low-income residents. On Tuesday, a coalition of mayors and food bank representatives from around California called on Newsom to sign AB 826, putting $600 in food assistance to low-income residents, including undocumented immigrants.

The bill was authored by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, who said food banks and other nonprofits throughout California have experienced a surge in people seeking assistance since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.