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A miscarriage of justice: Philando Castile’s killer found not guilty

A miscarriage of justice: Philando Castile’s killer found not guilty

By Doug Moore, UDW Executive Director Last July, millions watched Diamond Reynolds’ livestream on Facebook in the immediate aftermath of a terrible scene: a Minnesota police officer had pulled Reynold’s boyfriend over and shot him, with her 4-year-old daughter still in the car. “Stay with me,” Reynolds urged her boyfriend on the video, as she politely followed the officer’s orders. Philando Castile, a black man in his early 30s, had not committed a crime or traffic violation. He informed the officer that he had a gun on him and was licensed to carry, and that he was reaching for his […]

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May 2017 IHSS News

May 2017 IHSS News

Urgent: IHSS still at risk Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid and IHSS by $400 million. And President Trump’s budget proposal includes hundreds of millions of dollars in additional cuts to Medicaid/IHSS. Call President Trump at 1-855-912-7804 TODAY and tell him: Don’t cut Medicaid. Electronic timesheets for IHSS The state has delayed the roll out of electronic timesheets for IHSS, which is currently a pilot program in Riverside, Sacramento, and Yolo Counties. We will continue to keep you posted about the electronic timesheet system as it is launched […]

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Caregivers unify around the Care Agenda, a platform to improve long-term care

Caregivers unify around the Care Agenda, a platform to improve long-term care

Millions of Americans rely on long-term care to live with dignity at home and in our communities, yet far too many cannot afford the care they need. And the current system isn’t adequately supporting the loved ones whose family members need care — or the workers who provide it. But caregivers in California are leading the way to make changes. In May, members of the California Domestic Workers Coalition (CDWC) and UDW’s IHSS home care providers came together in Los Angeles to form the Care Agenda. The Care Agenda is a 4-point platform that outlines what the future of long-term […]

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New Federal Analysis Estimates That House Republicans’ American Health Care Act Would Increase the Number of Uninsured by 23 Million

New Federal Analysis Estimates That House Republicans’ American Health Care Act Would Increase the Number of Uninsured by 23 Million

Scott Graves, CA Budget & Policy Center, May 23 On May 4, the House of Representatives narrowly approved — on a 217 to 213 vote — H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). Every Democrat and 20 Republicans voted against the bill. This legislation would reverse the progress that California and the rest of the nation have made in extending health coverage to millions of people under the framework of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which President Obama signed into law in 2010. The AHCA would make several changes that would damage the health […]

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: 10 Ways the Administration’s Budget Would Impact Senior Programs

Straight Talk for Seniors®: 10 Ways the Administration’s Budget Would Impact Senior Programs

Howard Bedlin, NCOA, May 23 Straight Talk for Seniors®: 10 Ways the Administration’s Budget Would Impact Senior Programs The White House released its first full budget proposal today, and it includes historic cuts to—and even elimination of—programs that older adults and their families have relied on for more than 50 years. Congress has indicated that it will develop its own FY18 budget, so the Administration’s proposal is just that—an outline of its funding priorities. However, it does set up the debate for the coming fiscal year. Here are 10 ways the Administration’s budget—if enacted—would impact senior programs: Medicaid: Cut by […]

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