Advancement Project Closing the Opportunity Gap


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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Unequal Voices, Part II

California’s democracy is neither adequately participatory nor representative. Although California has been a majority-minority state since 2000, its democracy does not reflect that demographic reality. Unequal Voices, Part I, released in June 2016, highlights trends in political participation based on government data between 2004 and 2014. That analysis found significant disparities between whites and people

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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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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 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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Californians Like You Choose #LoveOverFear

We will stand with you to defend our shared values. On Wednesday morning, we woke up to a whole new America. On Wednesday morning, American Muslims may have questioned whether it was safe to wear their hijabs. On Wednesday morning, immigrant mothers started making arrangements for who might care for their children if they were

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Advancement Project California 2016 Official Ballot Endorsements

Advancement Project California champions the struggle for greater equity and opportunity for all, fostering upward mobility in communities most impacted by economic and racial injustice. Since 2000, California has been a majority-minority state where no racial group holds a numerical majority. Yet California’s democracy does not accurately reflect that demographic reality. Vote with Us on

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A Closer Look

At Access to Care – the Health Equity program presents curated, interactive Need Indexes, data, and maps that show how access to insurance coverage and primary care clinics impacts the ability of low-income communities of color in California to obtain health care.

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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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New Report Points to Racial Disparities in Nearly All Forms of Political Participation in California: Latinos and Asian Americans most adversely affected

Report cover, multi-ethnic people with American flags

For Immediate Release June 30, 2016 Media contact: Bilen Mesfin, Change Consulting, 510-681-5978, New Report Points to Racial Disparities in Nearly All Forms of Political Participation in California Latinos and Asian Americans most adversely affected   SACRAMENTO, CA – Latinos and Asian Americans are the least likely to have a say in California’s politics,

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