Supervisor Gioia, co-chair of Rise Together, targets Bay Area poverty

Rise Together” to Cut Bay Area Poverty

Did you know that the Bay Area Poverty affects 440,000 families who live in poverty? This is hard to believe, isn’t it? Growing income inequality in our nation and state undermine the health of our democracy.

I’m proud to be one of four co-chairs of Rise Together, a new Bay Area movement to cut poverty in half by 2020;  initially launched by United Way of the Bay Area. Rise Together includes diverse organizations, agencies, and individuals who understand that it takes all of us to tackle a problem of this magnitude. None of us can solve this alone.

Take a look at Rise Together’s most recent newsletter describing our efforts and the momentum that’s building in the Bay Area and across the state to reach our goal of cutting poverty in half.


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  1. says

    If Gioia really wants to do something about poverty, he’ll stop sponsoring every parcel tax that comes down the pipe. West County residents currently face 1) a hospital tax sponsored by Gioia 2) an up coming West County school tax and 3) the regional tax for the SF Bay or something of which Gioia is the West County rep

  2. Wine Rep says

    I am glad that John Gioia is doing something constructive and positive for the community with his time. The Lord knows that he has not represented the best interests of the residents of Contra Costa County in his position on the board of CCCERA.