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Let’s Call It Out for What It Was: Domestic Terrorism in Charlottesville

“If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” This was Heather Heyer’s final Facebook post before she was killed on Saturday. Heather lost her life as she raised her voice against the hate and bigotry that filled the streets of Charlottesville over the weekend. Regardless of President Trump’s long delayed second response, we understand that

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Advancing Equity in Education Advocacy: Long Beach

This blog kicks off a series focused on Advancement Project California’s technical assistance to The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities (BHC) sites. Over the next few weeks, we will release blogs that detail our work in investment tracking and analysis in support of racial equity across California.   Coalitions across the state have mobilized to track

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Key Issue Update: Health Care

By: Daniel Wherley, Senior Policy & Research Analyst, Health Equity Yesterday’s defeat of the “skinny repeal” bill sent a clear message – none of the health care proposals we’ve seen over the past six months got to the heart of Americans’ concerns. For over seven years, opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) argued that

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Key Issue Update: 2020 Census

By: Dr. John Dobard, Manager of Political Voice An accurate decennial census count is crucial to ensuring fair political representation and allocation of public funds. However, Congress’ insufficient investment in the U.S. Census Bureau will have both immediate and long-term ramifications on our democracy. As of today, the Census Bureau has not received its traditional

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Largest School District in California Prioritizes Funding for our Youngest Learners

On June 20, 2017, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) adopted their Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which prioritizes funding for low-income students, foster youth students and English Language Learners. As we enter the fifth year of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), LAUSD has taken proactive measures to strategically invest in our youngest

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California Budget Signals Commitment to High-Need Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            June 15, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Katie Smith, Communications Director KSmith@advanceproj.org, (213) 406-9158   California Budget Signals Commitment to High-Need Families Equitable spending in the 17-18 state budget is the first step to defend California residents from potential federal cuts, long-term investment in vulnerable populations is needed On June 15, the Legislature

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The Partisan Sabotage of America’s Health Care System

By: Daniel Wherley, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, Health Equity Published on May 24, 2017 at 4:09PM PT The last two days represent a crucial moment in the years-long insurgency campaign to sabotage the health care that tens of millions of Americans rely on for their daily well-being, economic security, and peace of mind. The

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The Best Resistance Is Our Collective Success. #ResistANDBuild

This is the final 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. Read part one here and part two here. In the last blog post, I wrote about both the promise and potential perils of California leading the

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