California Working Families Policy Summit – 2003

Hosted by the California Center for Research on Women and Families, the California Working Families Policy Summit 2003 was held on Friday, January 24, at the Sacramento Convention Center. More than 550 state, legislative, and community leaders participated.

The mission of the California Working Families Policy Summit is to assemble leading policy analysts, advocates, and legislative stakeholders and to provide them with timely, practical policy options and information on issues identified as priority concerns for working families in California.

We were honored to have our founding co-sponsors – the California Legislative Women’s Caucus and the California Commission on the Status of Women – continue their support.

Summit 2003 was also co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islander, Black, Latino, LGBT, and Smart Growth Legislative Caucuses, as well as by 45 nonprofit organizations. The Summit was funded in part by the California Nutrition Network and was also supported by First 5 California/Children and Families Commission and The California Endowment.

Policy options were presented in many areas that affect the lives of California’s working families:

Taking Care of Our Children (preschool, child care, after-school care);

Taking Care of Our Families (nutrition, physical activity, health care); and

Communities that Work for Working Families (land use, workplace issues, tax policy)

Below, in downloadable format, are the materials made available at the Summit, including the program/invitation, speaker biographies, and a list of our sponsors and supporters. Also, listed by issue area, are the recommendations, legislative histories, lists of key publications, and stakeholder lists.

Staff and consultants who supported Summit 2003 deserve considerable thanks. They include, Cathy Murnighan, Summit Coordinator, and Joni Pitcl, Summit Consultant. Also, we were fortunate to partner with a number of talented graduate students from the Goldman School of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley. They managed the development or updating of our briefing materials. Many thanks to Kelly Abbett, Debra Solomon, Deanna Niebuhr, Michelle Byrnes, and Sarah Durant.

Please Note: The views and recommendations of speakers at the Summit do not necessarily constitute endorsement by the hosting organization or any of the Summit’s co-sponsors or funders.

Materials from Summit 2003

Summit 2003 Update (4/03)

Summit 2003 Program/Invitation

Summit sponsors and supporters

Speaker biographies

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Taking Care of our Children

Preschool Recommendations
prepared by
Nancy Strohl, Executive Director, Child Care Law Center
www.childcarelaw.org
Click here to download

Child Care Recommendations
prepared by
Lupe Diaz, Senior Policy Advocate, Children’s Advocacy Institute
www.caichildlaw.org
Click here to download

After-School/Proposition 49 Implementation Recommendations
prepared by
Maryann O’Sullivan, J.D., State Director
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
www.fightcrime.org
Click here to download

Briefing Materials on Preschool, Child Care, and After-School Care
Legislative History
Click here to download

Key Publications
Click here to download

Legislative Stakeholders
Click here to download

Taking Care of Our Families

Nutrition Recommendations
prepared by
Autumn Arnold, Director of Food Stamp Advocacy, California Food Policy Advocates
www.cfpa.net
Click here to download

Physical Activity Recommendations
prepared by
Stefan Harvey, Assistant Director
California Center for Public Health Advocacy
www.publichealthadvocacy.org
Click here to download

Health Care Recommendations
prepared by
Angela Gilliard, JD, Legislative Advocate, Western Center on Law and Poverty
www.wclp.org
Click here to download

Briefing Materials on Nutrition and Physical Activity
Legislative History
Click here to download

Key Publications
Click here to download

Legislative Stakeholders
Click here to download

Briefing Materials on Health Care
Legislative History
Click here to download

Key Publications
Click here to download

Legislative Stakeholders
Click here to download

Communities that Work for Working Families

Tax Policy Recommendations
prepared by
Lenny Goldberg, Executive Director, California Tax Reform Association
www.caltaxreform.org
Click here to download

Land Use and Transportation Recommendations
prepared by
Julie Spezia, State Issues Director, California Futures Network
www.calfutures.org
Click here to download

Workplace Issues Recommendations
prepared by
Mary Wiberg, Executive Director, California Commission on the Status of Women
www.women.ca.gov
Click here to download

Briefing Materials on Tax Policy
Legislative History
Note: Document is forthcoming

Key Publications
Click here to download

Legislative Stakeholders
Click here to download

Briefing Materials on Land Use and Transportation
Legislative History
Click here to download

Key Publications
Click here to download

Legislative Stakeholders
Click here to download

Briefing Materials on Workplace Issues
Legislative History
Click here to download

Key Publications
Click here to download

Legislative Stakeholders
Click here to download