Our weekly digest of client news and events.
For the last week, an unprecedented coalition of community organizations, advocacy leaders and much more came together to push for a just economic recovery for California, calling on elected leaders to choose Californians (renters, students, immigrants, essential workers), not billionaires. The #ChooseUs week of action highlighted recovery solutions for key communities that have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and included actions focus on housing, youth, immigrants, policing and school reopening, and will take place throughout the state. Sacramento Bee. KQED. EdSource. The Intercept. CalMatters. Univision 34. Telemundo. Yahoo Finance.
A new poll released Monday by Power California and Latino Decisions shows that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns about social justice issues are encouraging young people to vote: of about 1,500 eligible California voters between the ages of 18 and 29, nearly two out of three reported plans to vote in 2020. The Mercury News.
“To my Asian American community, at this moment, I say remember our history. And to my fellow ajummas, I say imagine these slain Black youth as your children...it is now our duty to stand with our Black brothers and sisters and to say, ‘Enough.’” Read this beautiful piece on Korean solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement by Isabel Kang, an activist living and working in Los Angeles. Next Shark.
This week, Solidaire Network announced that the David and Lucile Packard Foundation committed $20 million to the Network’s Black Liberation Pooled Fund over the next five years, part of a growing movement among philanthropy to resource racial justice. Chronicle of Philanthropy.