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State Budget Agreement Reached — Wins for Education & Racial Equity

By Hannah Esqueda | June 25, 2020

As the 2019-2020 school year wraps up, we are seeing students graduating virtually because of COVID-19 and taking to the streets in support of the movement for Black lives. We…

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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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4 Things That Will Change Education in 2020

January 16, 2020

Update: this post was updated on 1/17 with the first official poll for Schools & Communities First.  Three years deep into a Trump presidency, we are ready for change. Without…

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A new year and a new office in San Jose!

January 14, 2020

More than 15 years ago we moved to our office on Las Plumas Avenue. Since then we haven’t stopped fighting for justice and building youth power in Eastside San Jose.…

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The Magic of 2019: Top 4 CFJ Highlights

December 19, 2019

Public schools are the heart of our communities. That’s the core belief that led us through the good, the bad and the everyday moments of 2019. From lessons learned to…

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5 Tips to Politically Activate Friends, Family & Strangers This Holiday Season

December 9, 2019

The holidays are the perfect time to gather with your loved ones, eat delicious food, make memories and educate them on all the important political issues that are coming up…

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Text Thread W/ Deshae Lee: Featuring the Students of CFJ

December 5, 2019

This week, we spoke with Deshae Lee, a student activist in Fresno, CA. Deshae joined Californians For Justice 1 year ago as an incoming high school senior, and is already…

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