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Statement: Daniel Zingale of The California Endowment on President Obama’s Executive Action

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Today, The California Endowment released the following statement from Daniel Zingale, Senior Vice President, in response to President Obama’s Executive Action allowing millions of undocumented Americans the ability to stay and work legally in the United States.

“President Obama took a bold step to protect the human rights of many Californians around the state. With this action, these men and women can continue to contribute to our state’s workforce and neighborhoods without the fear of being torn from their job, family, and home. Families in communities across California can now lead healthier lives and will no longer suffer the trauma of deportation.“
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About The California Endowment
The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental affordable improvements in the health status of all Californians. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, The Endowment has regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno and San Diego, with program staff working throughout the state. The Endowment challenges the conventional wisdom that medical settings and individual choices are solely responsible for people's health. Through its ‘Health Happens Here’ campaign and ten-year initiative for Building Healthy Communities, The Endowment is creating places where children are healthy, safe and ready to learn. At its core, The Endowment believes that health happens in neighborhoods, schools, and with prevention. For more information, visit The California Endowment’s homepage at