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Resources for Young People Driving Social Change through The Ballot Box and Beyond

In the November 2018 elections, 31 percent of youth (ages 18-29) voted - the highest level of participation among youth in a mid-term election in the past three decades. Simultaneously, the country is in the middle of a massive demographic shift where young people of color are the fastest-growing segment of the population. In California, the overwhelming majority of millennials (over 60%) are people of color. Building and supporting the civic engagement infrastructure and leadership pipeline opportunities focusing on youth leaders, both in and outside of election cycles, holds incredible...
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New Strategies for Civic Engagement in the Central Valley

The changing demographics and political attitudes of the Central Valley - a traditionally conservative region of California - demand new strategies for community and civic engagement. To understand the shift in the region and how it is becoming more purple, look no further than the recent mid-term elections. In the race for the 10th congressional district, covering Stanislaus and portions of San Joaquin County, the election was undecided for a week and, at its closest margin, only 1,300 votes separated incumbent Republican Jeff Denham and eventual winner Democrat Josh Harder. A huge...
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Resources for California for All: What’s in Governor Newsom’s First Proposed Budget?

Just three days into office, Governor Newsom offered a bold vision for the state rooted in a commitment to a “California for all." In his proposed 2019-2020 budget, the Governor calls for a series of bold and smart investments intended to broaden economic security and opportunity for Californians, while continuing to strengthen the state’s underlying fiscal health. With significant expansions in support of low- and middle-income Californians who are struggling to make ends meet and access greater economic opportunity, Governor Newsom has begun to lay the groundwork for significant investments...
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