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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 are seeing Black youth are on the frontlines leading the way and organizing for change. This moment of crisis calls on us to double down…

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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 pass. The bond measure would raise $15 billion for much-needed school facilities upgrades and repairs at campuses across California. But where this one failed 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, and getting ready to make our voice heard tomorrow. 2020 is all about the Youth Vote, with our generation currently being the THE LARGEST eligible…

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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 for their beliefs. It takes a lot of heart to create social change, and these hopeless romantics are all about heart! Take the quiz now…

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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 Month and felt it’s time for this conversation. For decades February has been marked in the U.S. calendar as Black History Month — a time…

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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 wild vision, strong conviction, and rebel at heart attitudes.  As a way to celebrate the golden Aquarius energy, here’s a quiz to see how Aquarius…

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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. Luckily over the years our work, staff and base has grown leading us to search for a new home. We didn’t have to look far…

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From the Archives: Lupe Navarro & How Students Can “Reach New Heights”

September 20, 2019

Above: Lupe Navarro (back row, third from left) with her fellow statewide student leaders in Californians for Justice. Last year, Lupe Navarro stood before the East Side Union High School District Board of Trustees and called on decision-makers to continue their commitment to East San Jose’s students and families. Her public comments came at a…

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From the Archives: Naudika Williams and The Power of Student Voice

September 5, 2019

In 2014, Naudika Williams decided to take a stand for her community. As a new Oakland Unified School District student, she saw the disparities between how schools with lower income students and students of color were provided with drastically less resources. She became a member of Californians for Justice, and in 2014, helped lead the…

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