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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…

Press Release: Civil Rights Report Details Improvements Needed to CA School Funding System 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2023 Contact: Sumeet Bal, Director of Communication,, 917.647.1952   Civil Rights Report Details Improvements Needed to CA School Funding System  Ten years into LCFF, the promise of equitable outcomes has not been fulfilled San Francisco—Today, two premier civil rights legal advocacy organizations who helped shape California’s [...]

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Fred* and Muffie Alvarez
Bob* and Diane Olson

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Steve* and Sylvia Melikian
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