California Working Families Policy Summit – 2005

ARCHIVED MATERIAL INCLUDE:

I. Summit 2005 Basic Orientation Tools

II. Summit 2005 Program and Materials

III. 2005 Legislative Updates

IV. Preview of Advocates’ Priorities for 2006

I. 2005 Summit Basic Orientation Tools

Child Care
Health Care
CalWORKs
Nutrition and Physical Activity

II. Summit 2005 Program and Materials

Please click here for the 2005 Summit program and registration form.

Hosted by the California Center for Research on Women and Families (CCRWF), the California Working Families Policy Summit 2005 was held on Friday, January 7, at the Sacramento Convention Center, with more than 500 policy leaders attending.

The half-day Summit helped launch the legislative session with a preview of policy proposals on issues affecting California’s working families, including health and welfare, nutrition and physical activity, and child care. Many of the state’s leading advocates shared their priorities for the upcoming year.

Summit materials are available to download below.

Co-sponsors of the Summit included the California Legislative Women’s Caucus; the Black, Latino, Asian Pacific Islander and LGBT Legislative Caucuses; the California Commission on the Status of Women, and more than 50 nonprofit organizations.

Funders of the Summit included The California Endowment, the Stuart Foundation, and The California Nutrition Network for Healthy, Active Families (with funding support from the Food Stamp Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture).

Summit 2005 Materials

Child Care & After-School Care
Nancy Strohl, Executive Director
Child Care Law Center

After-School Care
Darci Smith, Executive Director
California School-Age Consortium

Access to Health Care
Anthony Wright, Executive Director
Health Access California

Medi-Cal Reform
Angela Gilliard, Legislative Advocate
Western Center on Law and Poverty

Children’s Health Coverage
Catherine Teare
Children Now/100% Campaign

Cash Assistance Programs

Mike Herald, Legislative Advocate
Western Center on Law and Poverty

Nutrition & Physical Activity
Amanda Purcell, Policy Director
California Center for Public Health Advocacy

Federal Food Programs: Nutrition Assistance and Obesity Prevention
Ken Hecht, Executive Director
California Food Policy Advocates

Early Childhood Nutrition
Diane Woloshin, Acting Director
California WIC Association

Physical Education
Jamie Morgan, Legislative Director
American Heart Association – Western States Affiliate

Workplace Policy
Suzanne Flint, Director
California Task Force on Youth and Workplace Wellness

Summit 2005 Program

Biographies of the Summit 2005 Speakers

III. 2005 Legislative Updates

Legislative Update – November 2005
Legislative Update – 9/14/05
Legislative Update – 8/15/05
Nutrition and Physical Activity Update – 6/20/05
CalWORKs Update – 5/18/05
Health Access Update – 5/18/05
Children’s Health Coverage Update – 5/12/05
Child Care and After – School Care Update – 5/05/05

IV. Preview of Advocates’ Priorities for 2006

Advocates who presented at the 2005 Summit identified their priorities for 2006. The briefing documents are posted below. In some cases, the advocates also provided an update on their 2005 successes and challenges. Advocate priorities and updates were presented at a legislative briefing held in Sacramento on December 1, 2005.

I. Update and Preview of Child Care and After-School Legislation
Nancy Strohl, Child Care Law Center
Darci Smith, California School-Age Consortium

II. Update and Preview of Health Care Legislation
Angela Gilliard, Western Center on Law and Poverty
Legislative Priorities
Guiding Principles
Anthony Wright, Health Access
Andrea Margolis, 100% Campaign/Children Now

III. Update and Preview of Welfare Legislation
Mike Herald, Western Center on Law and Poverty
George Manalo-LeClair, California Food Policy Advocates (see 1st recommendation)

IV. Update and Preview of Nutrition and Physical Activity Legislation
Amanda Purcell, California Center for Public Health Advocacy
George Manalo-LeClair, California Food Policy Advocates (see 2nd recommendation)
Jamie Morgan, American Heart Association
Laurie True/Lena Workman, California WIC Association
Legislative Priorities – General
Cost Containment & WIC-Only Stores