2010 Working Families Policy Summit

2010 California Working Families Policy Summit: Policy Recommendations & Research

The 2010 Summit was a sold-out success, featuring Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis as our luncheon keynote speaker. Her Summit speech is now posted on the Department of Labor website, as well as a set of photos from her Sacramento visit.

Over 400 California policy leaders attended the Summit to learn, network and leave inspired about “forging a new vision for working families.”

Fifteen policy papers were released and/or reviewed in conjunction with the Summit.

Plenary I: Confronting California’s Current Budget Crises

Jean Ross, Executive Director, California Budget Project

Searching for Balance: The Social and Economic Context of the

Governor’s 2010-11 Proposed Budget

See also: www.cbp.org

Lenny Goldberg, Executive Director, California Tax Reform Association

Sharing the Burden of Economic Recovery: 10 Tax Policies for $20 Billion

See also: http://caltaxreform.org

Sunne Wright McPeak, Leadership Council, California Forward

President & CEO, California Emerging Technology Fund

The California Forward 2010 Reform Principles

See also: www.californiaforward.org

Plenary II: Forging a New Vision for Working Families

Working Families in the 21st Century:

The Shriver Report and its Implications for California (PowerPoint presentation)

Ann O’Leary, Executive Director

Berkeley Center on Health, Economic & Family Security, UC Berkeley School of Law

See also http://www.awomansnation.com

Preserving the Safety Net:

A “California Recovery Plan” Budget

Kim McCoy Wade, Consultant

Health and Human Services Network

A “California Recovery Plan” Budget

See also www.hhsnetworkca.org

Building Economic Security:

Asset Protection and Asset Building

Olivia Calderon, California Legislative Director

Asset Building Program, New America Foundation

See http://assetsca.newamerica.net/home

Promoting Family-Friendly Workplaces

Brandy Davis, Policy Coordinator

Labor Project for Working Families

See www.working-families.org

Special Report:

Federal Funding Opportunities Related to California’s Working Families (Executive Summary)

A report developed by the Senate Office of Research at the request of

Senator Carol Liu, Chair, Senate Human Services Committee, California State Legislature

Advocates’ Policy Agendas

Topics for Conversation Circles

After-School Programs

Developed by:

Jennifer Peck, Executive Director

Partnership for Children and Youth


Developed by:

Jessica Bartholow, Legislative Advocate, and Mike Herald, Legislative Advocate

Western Center on Law and Poverty


Developed by:

Amy Friedrich-Karnik, Senior Policy Specialist

National Center on Caregiving Family Caregiver Alliance

Child Care

Developed by:

Donita Stromgren, Policy & Member Services Director

California Child Care Resource and Referral Network

Health Care

Developed by:

Elizabeth Landsberg, Legislative Advocate, Western Center on Law and Poverty

Martin Martinez, Policy Director, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

Mike Odeh, Program Coordinator, “It’s Our Healthcare,” Health Access

Anthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access

School Nutrition & Child Care Nutrition

Developed by:

Kumar Chandran, Nutrition Policy Advocate

Kenneth Hecht, Executive Director

California Food Policy Advocates