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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

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For Immediate Release June 30, 2016 Media contact: Bilen Mesfin, Change Consulting, 510-681-5978, bilen@change-llc.com 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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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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Governor’s Budget Provides $67 Million for Prop 47 Prevention Efforts

For Immediate Release June 16, 2016 Contact: Michael Russo (213) 406-9146 MRusso@advanceproj.org Governor’s Budget Provides $67 Million for Prop 47 Prevention Efforts 2014’s Prop 47 reformed six low-level drug and property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors, and required the state to spend the resulting justice-system savings on local prevention efforts, including mental health services, substance abuse treatment,

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Where are all the Prop 47 savings? L.A. County has no idea

April 6, 2016 L.A. Times Read the full article. The Los Angeles County auditor reported Tuesday that Proposition 47 has generated millions of dollars in cost savings, but the most significant part of his findings had to do with the county’s jarringly inadequate grasp of the basic numbers that describe and measure its workload. You

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Audit of LA County Prop. 47 Savings Shows $13.7 million Available for Investment in Prevention; Need for More Transparency and Better Tracking of Data

For Immediate Release April 5, 2016 Contact: Sybil Grant Sybil@behr-communications.com 213-761-2968 Audit of LA County Prop. 47 Savings Shows $13.7 million Available for Investment in Prevention; Need for More Transparency and Better Tracking of Data LA Coalition for Safety and Justice Calls on Board of Supervisors to direct savings towards prevention in 2016-17 budget and

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Advocates point to severe shortage of early ed care in LA County

Ed Source By Fermin Leal January 31, 2016 Read the full article. Los Angeles County faces a critical shortage of access to early childcare education that threatens to keep its neediest families in a cycle of poverty. That was the message championed by about 100 parents, educators, lawmakers and community activists who gathered at a

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Our New Political Voice Program Area

Political Voice nurtures a healthy democracy by amplifying the voices of low-income communities of color in all political processes and ensuring that government responds to those voices. Download a fact sheet here.  Political Voice’s goal is that all community members are able to genuinely participate in the making of effective public policy, in ways that

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