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From waging battles for affordable housing throughout the Bay Area to winning increased opportunities for a quality education in the courts, Public Advocates stays in the news. Here’s the latest…

Sing Tao Daily: Public Advocates Files Complaint Against Marina Middle School

January 27, 2023, – Sing Tao Daily writes about Public Advocates’ legal complaint against Marina Middle School and the San Francisco Unified School District. Public Advocates has filed a Williams complaint with the district to address Marina Middle School’s failure to provide students with the qualified teachers they are entitled to under the law. Attorneys at Public […]

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EdSource: Complaint filed over ongoing staff vacancies at San Francisco middle school

January 24, 2023 – EdSource’s John Fensterwald writes about Public Advocates’ legal complaint against Marina Middle School and the San Francisco Unified School District. Public Advocates has filed a Williams complaint with the district to address Marina Middle School’s failure to provide students with the qualified teachers they are entitled to under the law. Attorneys at Public [...]

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We challenge the systemic causes of poverty and racial discrimination by strengthening community voices in public policy and achieving tangible legal victories advancing education, housing, transit equity and climate justice.

Quality Education & Financing

Striving to ensure children receive a quality education that will prepare them for college, careers and the future.

Housing
Justice

Advancing the right of families to live in communities jobs, schools and city services regardless of ethnicity or income.

TransportationJustice

Meeting the needs of low-income communities by fighting for more public transit and reduced or free fares for youth.

Climate
Justice

Targeting the needs of low-income communities; advancing  social equity through investments and opportunities.

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Fred* and Muffie Alvarez
Bob* and Diane Olson

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Jamienne S. Studley and Gary J. Smith
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Alan Sparer and Charlotte Fishman

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