Published by California Local
Devon Gray knows what he’s up against.
Gray is the president of End Poverty in California, or EPIC, a nonprofit founded in 2022 by former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, who is now a special adviser to Gov. Gavin Newsom. Since early last year, EPIC has been on a listening tour around the state, hearing stories from people experiencing poverty.
Other tour stops have included Ohlone Elementary School in Pajaro, the Young Women’s Freedom Center in Los Angeles and, All Home CA in Antioch.