Advocates Beverly, Denise, Jerome, and Diana get together for a community teach-in

California has the highest poverty rate in the nation. Over 51,000 seniors and people with disabilities in Alameda County – and 1.3 million across California – rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to pay for rent, groceries, and medicine. But SSI grants are falling short of meeting the need.

It is important that our legislators hear from you about why ending poverty matters. Here’s how you can help:

Sign-up here and write a letter to your state senator and assembly member, as well as the Chair of the State Senate Budget Committee, asking that they restore funding that was cut from SSI, to help Californians raise themselves out of poverty.

Our bonds are strong. If we realize the ties that bind us and advocate for one another, we can create a hunger-free community.