The Office of the First Partner is dedicated to furthering the cause of gender equity in California, and lifting up women and their families by ensuring that women can thrive both at work and at home. Take a look at our key initiatives below.
Check out some other ways we are championing women and their families!
The First Partner has visited communities around the state to champion CalEITC, a cost of living refund that helps working families put money back into their pockets. In 2019, California expanded the CalEITC so people making up to $30,000 per year now qualify, and we added a NEW Young Child Tax Credit for families with children under the age of 6. To learn more about CalEITC and if you might qualify, visit CalEITC4me.org and take a quick peek at the video!
Celebrating the Centennial
The First Partner serves as a member of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, a federal commission created by Congress to commemorate and coordinate the nationwide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Learn more about how you can commemorate this milestone, and participate in the national celebrations, here.
As parents to four young children, both the Governor and First Partner know that when we support parents and families, we are supporting our future. In 2019, the Administration announced expansions in the California Earned Income Tax Credit and paid family leave, increases in affordable childcare, and a repeal of the taxes on diapers and tampon products. As we navigate the new impacts of COVID-19, the Governor and First Partner are keeping the Parent’s Agenda front and center, continuing to prioritize the issues that impact our California parents and families.