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Let’s Call It Out for What It Was: Domestic Terrorism in Charlottesville

“If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” This was Heather Heyer’s final Facebook post before she was killed on Saturday. Heather lost her life as she raised her voice against the hate and bigotry that filled the streets of Charlottesville over the weekend. Regardless of President Trump’s long delayed second response, we understand that

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Advancing Equity in Education Advocacy: Long Beach

This blog kicks off a series focused on Advancement Project California’s technical assistance to The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities (BHC) sites. Over the next few weeks, we will release blogs that detail our work in investment tracking and analysis in support of racial equity across California.   Coalitions across the state have mobilized to track

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State Board of Education Approves Historic “English Learner Roadmap”

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 was a historic day for policy change for our Dual Language Learners (DLLs) and English Learners (ELs). The State Board of Education unanimously passed the California English Learner Roadmap: Strengthening Comprehensive Educational Policies, Programs, and Practices for English Learners, enacting an assets-based English Learner policy and removing the harmful policy put

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Key Issue Update: Health Care

By: Daniel Wherley, Senior Policy & Research Analyst, Health Equity Yesterday’s defeat of the “skinny repeal” bill sent a clear message – none of the health care proposals we’ve seen over the past six months got to the heart of Americans’ concerns. For over seven years, opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) argued that

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Key Issue Update: 2020 Census

By: Dr. John Dobard, Manager of Political Voice An accurate decennial census count is crucial to ensuring fair political representation and allocation of public funds. However, Congress’ insufficient investment in the U.S. Census Bureau will have both immediate and long-term ramifications on our democracy. As of today, the Census Bureau has not received its traditional

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The Partisan Sabotage of America’s Health Care System

By: Daniel Wherley, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, Health Equity Published on May 24, 2017 at 4:09PM PT The last two days represent a crucial moment in the years-long insurgency campaign to sabotage the health care that tens of millions of Americans rely on for their daily well-being, economic security, and peace of mind. The

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The Best Resistance Is Our Collective Success. #ResistANDBuild

This is the final post of a three-part series on the current racial equity and social justice landscape in California by John Kim, Executive Director of Advancement Project California. Read part one here and part two here. In the last blog post, I wrote about both the promise and potential perils of California leading the

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LAUSD Leads the Development and Adoption of Dual Language Learner Policy

By Vickie Ramos Harris, Associate Director of Education Policy, Education Equity On Tuesday, April 18, the Los Angeles Unified School Board passed the resolution, Preparing LAUSD Students for the Global Economy: Building A Dual Language Immersion Pilot In Early Childhood Education (Rodriguez, Ratliff, García). This resolution creates a plan to pilot Dual Immersion programs in

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Should California Lead the Resistance?

This is the second post of a three-part series on the current racial equity and social justice landscape in California by John Kim, Executive Director of Advancement Project California. Since his inauguration, with each new tweet and executive order, President Trump is sending a clear message to the American people. It is not a reassuring

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