Sacramento, CA – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement from Laphonza Butler, President of SEIU Local 2015 and SEIU State Council, on the passage of the fiscal year 2016-17 budget agreement:
“California will be a stronger state with greater opportunity for all as a result of crucial advances made in this year’s budget to increase investment in child care, abolish the discriminatory and antiquated Maximum Family Grant, fully fund home care, and begin restoring services for people with developmental disabilities.
“These significant advances are the direct result of years of advocacy by caregivers, seniors, people with disabilities, and advocates for children and low-income Californians. Their stories, voices, and courage are making change. SEIU members in California were proud to be a part of each of these efforts.
“We look forward to continuing to work with Governor Brown, President pro Tem De León, and Speaker Rendon to strengthen the path toward the California Dream for all.”