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Past · June 16, 2021

California’s Safety Net in Recession and Recovery

Virtual Event

June 16, 2021 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


About the Program

California’s low-wage workers were hit hard by the COVID-19 shutdown and may need the social safety net for a longer period than they did after past downturns. What can state policymakers learn from recent experience that can help them leverage safety net resources to promote an equitable recovery, now and in the future? PPIC researcher Caroline Danielson will outline key findings from a new report and moderate a discussion with state and local experts.

This report and event are supported with funding from the California Endowment and Sunlight Giving.

PPIC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. PPIC does not take or support positions on any ballot measure or on any local, state, or federal legislation, nor does it support, endorse, or oppose any political parties or candidates for public office. Any opinions expressed by event participants are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect any position of the Public Policy Institute of California.


11:00 a.m.   Welcome and Presentation
Caroline Danielson, policy director and senior fellow, PPIC

11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Caroline Danielson, policy director and senior fellow, PPIC
Mayra E. Alvarez, president, The Children’s Partnership
Andrew Cheyne, director of government affairs, California Association of Food Banks
Kim Johnson, director, California Department of Social Services

11:45 a.m.   Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m.   Adjourn


Economy Health & Safety Net