Advancement Project California The Best Resistance is Our Collective Success


The Conflicting Truths of the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising

This is the first 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. F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and

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Defend Data, Defend Democracy

By Yvonne Yen Liu and Diana Benitez Trump and his appointed heads of government agencies demonstrate a willful disregard for facts. It is unsurprising, then, that through the vernacular of Trump staff Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer, “alternative facts” has been introduced into the lexicon. It is also unsurprising that before Trump took office, data

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The Winning Resilience of Hope

John Kim at the Participation and Power Summit in Los Angeles, CA. Feb 2nd, 2017. Hosted by Advancement Project California.

There is a very real battle out there. It has most recently manifested in the Executive Orders we’ve seen flowing from the White House like thunderbolts from a hateful sky. These orders are the very definition of corrupted power – sowing very real pain, very real fear, and ruining lives in the most vulnerable American

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Sister Marches in California

Advancement Project California supports the Women’s March on Washington. Sister Marches are solidarity events inspired by the Women’s March on Washington, and organized by volunteers around the world. If you can’t make it to Washington, D.C. on January 21, join or host a Sister March near you. Women’s March Mission and Vision: We stand together

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National Day of Action: Activities Across California

If you want to take a stand and #Fight4OurHealth, there will be events happening across the state this Sunday, January 15. As Republicans work to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, it’s up to us to make our voices heard. Five million Californians stand to lose their health coverage, and 200,000 could lose their jobs if

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Hate Speech and Hate Crime Update & Resources

Following the 2016 presidential election and Donald Trump’s win, Advancement Project California has determined four priorities as a way to frame our response and our work moving forward, the first of which is to “protect our people.” The need for such protection has been increasing over the course of the campaign and has ramped up

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Big Budget & Legislative Wins for California Equity Advocates

2016 has been a successful legislative and budget year for Advancement Project California. We took positions on 26 bills on a broad range of issues, including but not limited to: funding for early care and education, funding for K-12 and higher education; and the expansion of healthcare and healthy communities. All of these successes are the result

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An Eye on LA’s Southeast Cities as we Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

By Ernesto Saldana En Espanol Genoveva Castrellon (I call her Geno) was part of our first cohort for the My First Teacher (MFT) program, which coaches Latino parents in Los Angeles’ Southeast cities to become “first teachers” and educational advocates for their children. The work has been rewarding beyond measure, in large part because of

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