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SF Chronicle Letter to the Editor: An Economic Crisis Is The Worst Time To Cut Education Funding by Saa’un Bell

By Saa'un Bell | May 28, 2020

An economic crisis during COVID-19 is the worst time to cut education funding.

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Major Milestone Update On Schools & Communities First

May 19, 2020

Having bleak budget blues? Here’s some good news: Californians are about Schools and Communities First.  Earlier this month, the Schools and Communities First coalition submitted 1.7 million signatures of support.…

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Black & Brown Youth Stand With Gov. Newsom to Make Racial Equity Top Priority in Pandemic Budget

May 15, 2020

CFJ May Revise 2020 Statement: On May 14th, California projected the bleakest budget in the State’s history. Of the $54 billion in cuts, $19 billion, or 35 percent, comes from…

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Press Release: High School Students Across CA Talk School Closures, Impact And Needs In The Wake Of The Coronavirus

March 19, 2020

Young people are inheriting a California that is one of the wealthiest states in the United States but only for those who can afford it. Despite our state’s vast material wealth, Coronavirus has illuminated how easily overwhelmed and under-resourced our city and county infrastructures are in a time where crises are becoming commonplace. More importantly it has highlighted how essential public institutions like schools are, and the alarming need to invest in our local community and school infrastructures to provide the most basic of needs to our families and young people across the state.

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It will take all of us to secure school funding victories in November

March 6, 2020

The results from California’s primary are in and we have no more time to lose. Proposition 13, the only statewide school funding initiative on the primary ballot, looks unlikely to…

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Journey to Vote P.1, Election Day is Here

March 3, 2020

Voting season is here, and we are channeling alllll of our Pisces energy for Election Day! Grabbing a last minute dinner with friends to talk through issues on the ballot,…

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‘How Pisces Are You?’ The Quiz! Celebrating Our Fav Pisces Activists

February 28, 2020

It’s Pisces season and we are READ-Y to get swept away in their creative troublemaking! We love these sensitive water signs for their ability to feel deeply and stand up…

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100+ Powerful Black Leaders for Schools & Communities First

February 21, 2020

Californians for Justice is proud to have our Strategy Director Saa’un P. Bell included on this list of 100 powerful Black Leaders in support of the Schools and Communities First…

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What does it take to celebrate Black Futures?

February 11, 2020

Above: Oakland youth leaders with CFJ stand before a mural of Oscar Grant — the young black man murdered by BART police in 2009. We’re halfway through Black History/Black Futures…

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How Aquarius Are You Quiz! A Nod to Our Favorite Aquarius Activists

January 31, 2020

Aquarius Season is here, and we aren’t mad about it! What better way to start off 2020 than with the spirit of true revolutionaries. We love Aquarius leaders for their…

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