Advancement Project Closing the Opportunity Gap

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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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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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Starting from a Place of Knowing

On June 30 I had the chance to open up a briefing at the California State Capitol for Advancement Project’s latest research report, Unequal Voices: California’s Racial Disparities in Political Participation. This was an exciting moment that caps nearly a decade of work we have done to lift up the voices of people of color

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A New Focus on Health Equity

As a parent, you realize just how challenging it is to raise a healthy, happy, and thriving child even with plenty of support and resources to draw upon. Then imagine how difficult it must be for families who live in distressed conditions and communities. I had a difficult conversation with my (now) eight-year-old daughter about

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The Past, Present, and Future of Los Angeles

In October I was asked to speak at an event hosted by Future of Cities, to a crowd of civic movers and shakers in Los Angeles. This is what I shared with them. In 1990, 25 years ago, I was 15. As a son of immigrants, I still remember that undeniable feeling of my nose pressed

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The Summer of Sadness

In some ways, it’s been a fantastic Summer for social justice – the Affordable Care Act upheld by the Supreme Court; marriage equality now in place throughout the country; and the successful fight for the $15 minimum wage in Los Angeles, and extending to the UC system.Yet it has also been a Summer of sorrow

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