Celebrate Reverend Dr. William Barber II
Law Clerk Laura MacInnis recently visited with Public Advocates partners in San Jose and Richmond, and she learned why input from involved parents, students and community groups is essential to effective education advocacy.
Meet Steve John and Jason Snyder, a family for 22 years and supporters of Public Advocates. Learn about their family commitment to giving back locally to causes that make a difference.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a watershed moment of the modern Civil Rights Movement. Today, nearly 60 years after Rosa Park’s refusal to give up her seat on the bus, the connections between public transportation, social justice and the lives of Black Americans have again come into stark relief here in the Bay Area.
Over the next six to eight months, we intend to answer some pretty big questions about Public Advocates’ future. As clients, allies and donors, your perspectives will be key in shaping our next decade of advocacy.
Last year, Governor Brown signed SB 1077 (De Saulnier), creating a Road Usage Charge Technical Advisory Committee. As the social equity voice on the Advisory Committee, Managing Attorney Richard Marcantonio explains why the current gas tax is both inadequate and unfair, and how a charge on road usage can help fund the state’s transportation needs generally while meeting the needs of low-income families in particular.