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Every year, our Voices of Conscience Celebration brings together hundreds of friends and supporters from law firms, local communities and nonprofit organizations to commemorate civil rights victories and to recognize courageous individuals who challenge the systemic causes of poverty and discrimination.
Staff Attorney David Zisser shares some updates on our Oakland campaigns and highlights some of our exciting victories.
Californians have been disproportionately harmed by for-profit institutions that fail to deliver on their promises to students. We’ve made great progress protecting students from the abuses of for-profit institutions in California, but the fight must continue.
Terms like “regional equity” and “power building” took life at a Bay Area forum on displacement. Advocates for proactive regional strategies to prevent displacement and increase affordable housing turned out in force to a February 20, 2016, public forum that drew some 400 people in Oakland.
Last year the Governor and state lawmakers had a critical opportunity to re-invest in California’s future by reversing the terrible legacy of deep cuts to public education, and investing in climate programs that reduce carbon emissions while lifting people out of poverty. Unfortunately the Governor’s budget proposal fell short in both respects, and his recent 2016-17 budget proposal — although it includes some welcomed investments — is disappointingly more of the same.