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Remember to Vote By September 14

September 9, 2021

Hey Friends, It wasn’t that long ago that we were celebrating the major win of seeing historic funding levels pouring into our schools — but already there’s a threat on the horizon. COVID-19 relief funds are one-time funds, meaning our districts are not guaranteed this level of support in the coming years. This makes the…

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CFJ Youth Leaders Secure Major Wins in Long Beach & Fresno Unified

July 8, 2021

We’re so excited to share even more incredible wins from our youth organizers! Our student leaders won major initiatives and secured millions in funding for new policies in Fresno and Long Beach Unified. Fresno Expanding Ethnic Studies & Paying Students for Expertise and Labor That’s right! This summer and fall, Fresno Unified will expand the…

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CFJ Youth Leaders Win Restorative Restart & More in Oakland & San Jose!

May 24, 2021

We’re celebrating some major news! Our youth leaders fought for and won commitments for a restorative restart in Oakland Unified and the East Side Union High School District in San Jose!  Oakland Youth Win Mental Health, Relationships Supports & More In Oakland, the district has committed $9 million to a mental health resolution prioritizing supports…

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CFJ Fulfilling the Promise of Brown vs. Board of Ed

May 17, 2021

It’s been 67 years since 13 Black families won their lawsuit to desegregate schools and secured the right to equal education for students of color. All these years later and we still know that for any real and lasting progress to be made, we must center the voices and leadership of Black students and families. …

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State Ed Budget: Crucial Investments in Young People’s Health & Wellness

January 13, 2021

On January 8th, Governor Newsom released his proposed 2021-2022 budget. After a year when students and families have struggled through a pandemic, natural disasters, a historic election, and the different manifestations of white supremacy, we commend Governor Newsom’s commitment to addressing racial equity by investing in public education, and also recognize we still have a…

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Prop 15 is Essential to California’s Economic Recovery

July 20, 2020

This year has shown us flat out that only our community can save our community, and the flight for our peoples continues on Election Day this November. California voters have a historic opportunity to right a past injustice that has pushed equity decades back in our state and defunded our communities and schools. Proposition 15,…

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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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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 budget cuts when it comes to education, BUT there’s an opportunity to win some key pieces in the budget and actually leave many school districts…

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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. The most signatures ever submitted for a ballot measure in California history. Those numbers continue to speak for themselves, as we enter a pandemic recession. …

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