Racial and Economic Justice is a civil and human right. We work to end poverty and maximize economic security for all by centering the experiences of Black, Brown and poor community members who have long been denied equitable opportunity.
We advocate for systemic reforms to guarantee that all individuals, regardless of their socio-economic status, can thrive, have their rights respected, and live with dignity. Our work concentrates on eradicating racialized wealth extraction schemes, ending the criminalization of poverty and ensuring Californians have their basic human needs met, with current advocacy emphasis on housing and health care access.
2020 Legislative Victories
Job Protection for Paid Family Leave (SB 1383): Ensures that people who work for small employers have the right to return to their jobs if they take a family or medical leave and expands the definition of family members to cover domestic partners, grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, and parents-in-law.
Criminal Justice & Policing, Racial and Economic Justice
Currently, California law permits counties to charge people administrative fees for diversion programs, drug and alcohol testing, civil assessments, record sealing, and even a fee for being put on a payment plan. These fees can …
Education Equity, Racial and Economic Justice
The PROMYSE (Promoting Youth Success and Empowerment) Act will ensure the effective investment of Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA) grant dollars, which are intended to support youth locally and limit involvement in the justice …