AB 2060 Workforce Bill Signed Into Law

AB 2060 Workforce Bill Signed Into Law

19 Sep 2014 | Erika Rincón Whitcomb

California has one of the largest and most expensive prison systems in the nation and is currently under a federal court order to reduce its prison population. System and community leaders across the state have recognized the urgent need to lower the numbers of current prisoners | Read more >

La Cultura Cura: Cultivating a Movement of Community Health

La Cultura Cura: Cultivating a Movement of Community Health

12 Sep 2014 | Guest Blogger: Juan Gomez, Senior Policy and Strategy Analyst, MILPA

Earlier this year, Salinas grappled with the death of four community members killed by the police. In East Salinas, residents are healing from these tragic events by demanding respect and equity and lifting themselves up by their “Rootstraps,” part of La Cultura Cura.

La Cultura | Read more >

Investing Cap-and-Trade Revenue in California Communities

Investing Cap-and-Trade Revenue in California Communities

05 Sep 2014 | Jonathan Malagon

Equity leaders across the state are preparing for an opportunity to allot greater benefits from cap-and-trade revenues for investment in California’s disadvantaged communities. These revenues, generated by quarterly auctions held by the Air Resources Board, are deposited into the | Read more >

CALIFORNIA: Youth Leaders Thrive at the Capitol

CALIFORNIA: Youth Leaders Thrive at the Capitol

02 Sep 2014 | Anand Subramanian

In early August, close to 300 young leaders of color and allies from communities across California traveled to Sacramento and met privately with nearly 100 legislators, representatives from Governor Jerry Brown’s office, and high-level administrators, such as State Superintendent | Read more >

Take Action to Advance Equity in California

Take Action to Advance Equity in California

18 Jul 2014 | Anand Subramanian

Last year, California advanced a significant number of policies that advance equity-the idea that investing in low-income communities and communities of color is essential to achieving a healthy and prosperous state.

Those bills successfully passed due to the determined advocacy of | Read more >