Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, talks with reporters after speaking at the 2015 California Women's Policy Summit in Sacramento on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Recalling her upbringing in Appalachia, Atkins told the gathering of women advocates that social services helped her rise out of poverty.
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, talks with reporters after speaking at the 2015 California Women's Policy Summit in Sacramento on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Recalling her upbringing in Appalachia, Atkins told the gathering of women advocates that social services helped her rise out of poverty. Rich Pedroncelli AP
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, talks with reporters after speaking at the 2015 California Women's Policy Summit in Sacramento on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Recalling her upbringing in Appalachia, Atkins told the gathering of women advocates that social services helped her rise out of poverty. Rich Pedroncelli AP
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Interactive: Poverty rates by California legislative district

January 15, 2015 11:30 PM