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These Cuts Won't Heal
Date Monday February 28
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
Meet at Hallidie Plaza (Market at 5th) then proceed to State Building
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorThese Cuts Won't Heal Coalition
Tell Governor Brown

These Cuts Won't Heal!

March and Community Speakout

Creative community mourning to protest cuts to our resources harming:
- People who need quality healthcare: Medi-Cal cut by 1.7 billion dollars
- Parents looking for work and their children: Over 230,000 children set to loose CAL-WORKS
- Elders and People with disabilities: Loss of in home support services pushes people into nursing homes
- Workers in caring professions: In home support services workers hours slashed again!

These Cuts Won't Heal Fact Sheet Governor Brown's 2011-12 Budget

Who is Harmed by the Governor's budget?

People who need quality healthcare
- Doctor visits limited to 10 per year, downsize community clinics and outpatient services and cap pharmacy prescriptions to 6 a month.
- Medi-Cal users will be charged $50 for an emergency room visit, $200 a day for hospital stays, and increases co-pays and fees for clinical, dental, pharmacy as well as primary and preventative care.

Parents looking for work and their children
- 115,000 unemployed families (230,000 children) who have received aid for 4 years or more will loose their income.
- All Cal-works families will have their income reduced by 13%
- Childcare services cut across the board - service completely eliminated for 11 and 12 year olds.

People with disabilities
- People who depend on In-home Support Services will have their hours cut by 8.4% - this is in addition to last year's 3.6% cut.
- IHSS consumers who live in any shared housing (family, roommates) will lose their domestic services.
- The Adult Day Health Care program would be eliminated entirely.

Workers in caring professions
- About 40,000 IHSS workers will loose their jobs.

What are the real solutions?

Tax Big Oil Companies - make them pay their fair share.
- California is the only oil-producing state in the nation that does NOT tax oil extraction.

Downsize the prison industry.
- The California Department of Corrections, whose budget goes up $2 billion and 40,000 new prison cells are constructed.

Reform Proposition 13 - Split the rolls.
- Removing commercial property from Proposition 13 controls will protect small residential property owners.
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