Ending Childhood Poverty Worldwide

(Sacramento) – Over the last almost thirty years people around the world have raised over $1-billion to end childhood poverty by taking part in Red Nose Day, the Comic Relief Inc. campaign that began in 1988. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) authored House Resolution 40 declaring May 25, 2017 as Red Nose Day in California to encourage everyone to buy and wear the “funny red noses”. “Currently California’s economy ranks in the top ten of major industrialized nations yet our state has one of the highest rates of child poverty, with nearly two million children living in poverty,” said Assemblywoman Burke. “As the mother of a young child and as a lawmaker I can’t stand idly by – I am firmly committed to the movement of ending child poverty in California and across the globe.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.