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How California Got Lifeline Right

How California Got Lifeline Right

By Ana Montes, Special to The Mercury News When Gina Juarez’ husband was forced onto disability due to a heart condition, just paying for the necessities was rough. “One by
Ana Montes

Closing the Digital Divide

  by Ana Montes–   Access to the Internet has become today’s new civil rights issue for low-income communities, especially communities of color.   That’s why TURN is a strong supporter
Building a LifeLine to the Future

Building a LifeLine to the Future

California is poised to modernize its LifeLine program and demand accountability from phone companies for the subsidies they receive. The LifeLine program has historically offered income eligible customers a landline

Activists Make Progress on Affordable Phone Service

CPUC Expands, Protects Phone Services for Low-Income Californians After hearing from low-income tenants and their advocates, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has unanimously voted to maintain and expand basic

California LifeLine Telephone Service

Struggling to Pay Your Monthly Phone Bill? You Need a LifeLine Discount! What Is LifeLine? California LifeLine helps low-income households by providing discounts for home or cell phone service. Households

California’s Poorest Protest Lifeline Changes

Report and video clip of recent CPUC meetings on proposed changes to the LifeLine Program. Seniors, SRO residents and their supporters dominated a meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission