Tell Your State Senator: Tax Fairness Is an Equity Priority

Tell Your State Senator: Tax Fairness Is an Equity Priority

20 Jul 2015 | California Equity Quarterly

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 >

On the Ground: PODER

On the Ground: PODER

16 Jul 2015 | California Equity Quarterly

Since 1991, PODER — People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights — has worked to improve the lives of low-income communities and communities of color within San Francisco’s Mission and Excelsior districts, with a particular focus on Latino immigrants. PODER brings | Read more >

Remembering Dori Maynard

Remembering Dori Maynard

25 Feb 2015 | Angela Glover Blackwell

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 >

Midterm Election Round-up

Midterm Election Round-up

06 Nov 2014 | Chris Schildt

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 >
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 >