Say it with us: “Poverty is not a lot in life. Poverty is the result of bad public policy.”

As the richest state in the country, all Californians should be able to easily access the resources they need to meet their basic needs. No one should struggle to earn living wages or provide housing, healthcare, and healthy food for their family. No one should suffer because of low wages.

We must end poverty as we know it. To make this happen, we need systemic reform, and our community of working families is fighting to make that happen through grassroots advocacy. When we join together, we win.

GSO advocates at the state and federal levels for policies that help all low-income families achieve financial stability and security.

Some recent legislative victories include:

  • Increasing income eligibility for the CalEITC to $30,000
  • Creating the Young Child Tax Credit for low-income workers with children under 6
  • Expanding CalEITC eligibility to young workers under 25 and senior workers over 65
  • Expanding CalEITC eligibility to immigrants with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN)

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