SUPPORTING HOMECARE FOR THE FUTURE!
To help home care providers in Santa Barbara County understand the significance of initiatives that will be on the ballot in the November election and learn where candidates for office stand on IHSS and other important programs, UDW leaders and candidates for the State Legislature spoke at the August 16th UDW membership meeting at the Westside Neighborhood Center in Santa Barbara.
Among the speakers were State Assembly member Das Williams and State Senate candidate Hannah Beth Jackson, UDW Executive Director Doug Moore, Director of Organizing and Field Services Johanna Hester, Political/Legislative Director Jovan Agee, and Santa Barbara District Chair Elva Munoz.
The UDW leaders emphasized the importance of electing candidates who will support IHSS and oppose cuts to the program. They also warned members about ballot Proposition 32, a misleading proposal that will limit the ability of UDW and other unions to participate in the political process while allowing corporations, billionaires and the secretive Super PACS to continue influencing elections without limits. UDW has urged its members to vote NO on Proposition 32.
Speakers also explained another critical initiative–Proposition 30–which is designed to protect funding for schools and public safety programs. It would help solve the state’s budget problems by providing temporary tax revenues. If Proposition 30 fails, funding for IHSS will almost certainly be in jeopardy again. UDW recommends voting YES on Proposition 30.