Massive divestment’s in the public services, education and other vital institutes sours California’s economy
Most of California’s health care, human, parks, schools, colleges, vital services and universities have experienced huge divestment making California the top USA states in the ranks of high unemployment, poverty and education funding which makes California a state less likely for corporations to invest their businesses in.
Fair share solutions that could bring about change in California
Continued budgetary cuts since the 2008 recession that show no signs of letting up or being worked towards being sorted out are keeping California in a constant state of crisis.
State budget cuts continue to increase with no clear view of letting up
As state budget cuts continue to increase with no clear plan to be rectified anytime soon California is a long way away from being able to adequately and effectively fund much-needed community program, education and vital services.
As government just expects the general public of California to meekly accept these growing budget cuts, day to day price increases of various services and goods whilst even with the tiny salary/wages increases people are struggling to make ends meet and can no longer afford to tighten their belts any further than they already are.
Some of the fair share solutions being campaigned for are:
- Sustainable Communities Due to being marginalized and huge divestments over the recent years neighborhoods affected by these have fallen short of many services due to them, such as good jobs, public health care and health care facilities and education. Campaigns led by various movements and causes are working towards getting various institutes such as the police force to work with the communities to help set up factions such as “community policing” for safer neighborhoods. Getting various organizations to fund and lend a helping hand in cleaning up these neighborhood streets, vacant lots and help get crime off the streets.
These movements lobby for both business and legislative offices to provide help and support for these projects as well as invest in them. To build better, safer and more sustainable communities.
- Housing Justice By working together with both the homeowner and tenants to improve the quality of living standards, stopping evictions, foreclosures and basic discord between the two by use of a range of various tactics put in place to protect and ensure both parties are covered and can come to amicable conclusions.
- Worker Justice
Striving to bring about higher minimum wages for low-income workers who are living beneath or just over the bread line and struggling to make ends meet on a daily basis and ensuring better working environments and conditions.
- Refund California
Coalitions throughout the state work tirelessly to get proper funding for vital services, education and healthcare to better benefit Californians
The government needs to start implementing solid plans of action to start to refund and rebuild the great state of California.