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Californians for Justice Part of Statewide Lead for Community Schools

By Hannah Esqueda | June 28, 2022

The California State Board of Education approved the Lead Technical Assistance Center for the California Community Schools Partnership Program, a team that includes Californians for Justice (CFJ). The $3 Billion…

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State Budget Agreement Reached — Wins for Education & Racial Equity

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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Letter to Governor Gavin Newsom: Fighting for Black Youth in California #Cali4BlackYouth

June 9, 2020

Dear Honorable Gavin Newsom, we applaud your remarks on Friday acknowledging the historical injustices that have led to this moment, impacts of institutional racism, and harm caused by police, while…

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California Budget Action Alert!

June 4, 2020

California is deciding on our budget soon! The California State Legislature will be voting on our state’s budget in the next two weeks. Because of COVID-19, we’re facing some large…

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George Floyd & Black Liberation #BlackLivesMatter

June 2, 2020

Statement From CFJ Leadership & Staff: Black Lives Matter. George Floyd’s life mattered. Breonna Taylor’s life mattered. Tony McDade, Nina Pop and Ahmaud Arbery’s lives all mattered. Not just because…

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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

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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