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Should California Lead the Resistance?

This is the second 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. Since his inauguration, with each new tweet and executive order, President Trump is sending a clear message to the American people. It is not a reassuring

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The Conflicting Truths of the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising

This is the first 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. F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and

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Defend Data, Defend Democracy

By Yvonne Yen Liu and Diana Benitez Trump and his appointed heads of government agencies demonstrate a willful disregard for facts. It is unsurprising, then, that through the vernacular of Trump staff Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer, “alternative facts” has been introduced into the lexicon. It is also unsurprising that before Trump took office, data

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President Trump has his answer: “We have a lot to lose.”

We urge all our California Senators to support bills SB 6, SB 31, and SB 54 on April 3. By Khydeeja Alam Javid During his campaign, President Trump asked Hispanics and African Americans, “What do you have to lose?” The answer is too much. What’s more, if he were to ask that question to every

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White House Budget Proposal Is Inhumane

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT Katie Smith, Communications Director KSmith@advanceproj.org, (213)406-9158 White House Budget Proposal Is Inhumane The Trump Administration’s divestment agenda would hurt the most vulnerable low-income people of color in California. LOS ANGELES — The White House budget proposal sums up the first eight weeks of the Trump Administration’s harmful

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Promising the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures – A National Report

By Vickie Ramos Harris, Associate Director of Education Policy, Education Equity The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released their Dual Language Learners (DLL) and English Learner (EL) consensus report yesterday, Promising the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures. This national report examines the research on students learning English from early

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Advancement Project California’s Response to GOP Affordable Care Act (ACA) Replacement Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      February 28, 2017                                                                 MEDIA CONTACT Katie Smith, Communications Director KSmith@advanceproj.org, 213-406-9158   Advancement Project California’s Response to GOP Affordable Care Act (ACA) Replacement Plan This is a blatant giveaway that fractures the bedrock of economic security that health care provides for low-income individuals and people of color. Los Angeles – The GOP’s

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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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