Making our tax system fair should be a top priority for people who care about shaping an equitable California — where revenue comes from can impact equity just as much as where we choose to invest it. And at a time when California is searching for new revenue to make up for cuts in | Read more >
We are witnessing a major demographic shift to a majority people of color nation, likely by the year 2043. At the same time, the technology sector is flourishing and has become a pillar of our economy. Acting now to connect youth of color—the country’s future workforce—to the | Read more >
Having been majority people of color for more than a decade, California is uniquely qualified to model how equity — just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential — is necessary for our shared prosperity.
The state has | Read more >
She was her father’s daughter. Or, as she told an assembled audience at Black Male Re-imagined II in March 2013, “a daddy’s girl.” She spoke those words with such pride that she lit up the stage.
Indeed, Dori Maynard was a bright, shining star in the galaxy of leaders committed to | Read more >
Ballots are in, and voters showed overwhelming support for measures to build a more equitable economy this election season.
Here’s the quick round-up of the victories:
- Minimum wage increases passed in every city and state – including Arkansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Alaska, and | Read more >
In the post-recession Bay Area, a new wave of urban development and investment is contributing to profoundly unequal economic growth. In Oakland, rents are skyrocketing (a 31 percent increase over the past three years according to the Oakland Department of Housing and Community | Read more >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
After sixteen years of hard work by anti-hunger advocates, California is finally joining the majority of states who have moved away from the draconian provision in the 1996 Clinton Welfare Reform which placed a lifetime ban on federal food stamp programs for anyone convicted of a | Read more >