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This page shares press releases and the latest news about Advancement Project, its programs and its staff. For media inquiries, contact:

Katie Smith,  Director of Communications
ksmith@advanceproj.org
(213) 406-9158


Tom Price Confirmation Jeopardizes Millions of the Most Vulnerable Californians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    February 10, 2017                                                                MEDIA CONTACT Katie Smith, Communications Director KSmith@advanceproj.org, 213-406-9158 Advancement Project California’s Response to the Confirmation of Tom Price Critical public programs and the health of millions of the most vulnerable Californians are in jeopardy. Los Angeles — The appointment of Tom Price as our new United States Secretary

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Betsy DeVos Will Not Impede Our Progress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Katie Smith, Communications Director KSmith@advanceproj.org, 213-406-9158 Advancement Project California’s Response to the Confirmation of Betsy DeVos Media Advisory: K-12 Water Cooler and Equity conference – scheduled for February 22 and 23. Los Angeles – U.S. high school graduation rates are hitting historic highs, test scores are improving

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New Report: California’s Asian Americans and Latinos Shut Out of Political Process; Whites Have Disproportionate Political Influence in State

PRESS RELEASE February 2, 2017 Media Contact: Bilen Mesfin, Change Consulting, 510-681-5978 (cell), bilen@change-llc.com New Report: California’s Asian Americans and Latinos Shut Out of Political Process; Whites Have Disproportionate Political Influence in State Survey of nearly 2,600 Californians on various forms of political participation yields key insights for people of color and millennials LOS ANGELES

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California’s Budget Must Reflect Our Values, and Our Promises

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2016 MEDIA CONTACT Katie Smith, Communications Director KSmith@advanceproj.org, 213-406-9158   California’s Budget Must Reflect Our Values, and Our Promises. We ask the Governor to allot needed funding for Early Care and Education and Proposition 47. LOS ANGELES — Governor Brown once again set a cautious tone for his budget, and

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Community members and families gather at the Islamic Center in Koreatown this Friday, December 9th from 12:30-2pm

“Show Up for Love Over Hate” Recently, several local Islamic Centers in Southern California and across the country have received threatening, hateful anonymous letters. We have seen a spike of racial violence and harassment targeting Muslims, immigrants, people of color, and other vulnerable communities since the election of Donald Trump. In a show of solidarity,

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Over 120 Organizations Urge All California K-12 Schools and Colleges to Be Designated as Sanctuary Schools and Campuses

For Immediate Release December 6, 2016 Contact: Katie Smith (213) 406-9158 KSmith@advanceproj.org OVER 120 ORGANIZATIONS URGE ALL CALIFORNIA K-12 SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES TO BE DESIGNATED AS SANCTUARY SCHOOLS AND CAMPUSES College for All Coalition Calls for Safe, Inclusive, and Equitable Learning Environments for All Students In Response to Fears of Deportation and Hate Attacks Since

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Advancement Project Supports Proposition 58

On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, the LAUSD Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution to support the state ballot initiative Proposition 58: LEARN (Language Education, Acquisition and Readiness Now). This state ballot initiative will support continued teaching of English in our schools, open the avenues to multilingual education for all students and amend parts of

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Ongoing terrible violence in America

“By now we have all seen the shocking videos of the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. The gravity and tragedy of their deaths must be acknowledged. The anguish of their families and friends must be acknowledged. And the pain of our black brothers and sisters in the face of an unending series

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Advancement Project Commends Legislative Leaders and Women’s Caucus on Groundbreaking Budget Deal to Support Children and Families in Early Learning, K-12 and Family Strengthening

For Immediate Release June 16, 2016 Contact: Karla Pleitéz Howell (213)406-9149 KHowell@advanceproj.org   Advancement Project Commends Legislative Leaders and Women’s Caucus on Groundbreaking Budget Deal to Support Children and Families in Early Learning, K-12 and Family Strengthening On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, the Assembly and Senate approved an important budget deal to support significant multi-year

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