CA Budget: Devastating Cuts Place Thousands of Children & Families at Risk
Monday, May 18, 2020

CA3 California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance

Last Thursday, May 14, Governor Newsom released his updated budget proposal. While we agreed with his statements about the need to mitigate learning losses, provide social and emotional support to students, and keep our public education system strong, his proposed $100 million cut to afterschool programs would be a huge setback for children and families in California who are already disproportionately affected by the current crisis. CA3 issued this statement in response.

This is not yet a done deal: we still have allies in the legislature working to protect families and the programs they count on every day. In fact, when we fought for critical afterschool funding in the past, increases came from the legislature, not the governor’s budget.