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Assembly Bill 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) – OPPOSE

Publication date: 
08/01/2017

On behalf of more than 300 foundations, funders, and grantmakers of Southern California Grantmakers (SCG), we write to urge your “no” on Assembly Bill 1250 (Jones-Sawyer).

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An Equity Profile of the Los Angeles Region

Publication date: 
05/12/2017

An Equity Profile of the Los Angeles Region highlights the widening inequities in income, wealth, health, and opportunity in Los Angeles County. The report was developed by PolicyLink and the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) at USC, and is supported by the Weingart Foundation.

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Achieving Equity Convening

Publication date: 
05/12/2017

The Weingart Foundation’s full commitment to equity contains a pledge to use their voice to call attention to the importance of advancing fairness and inclusion and urge others to join in this work. Many in philanthropy have taken up the call for equity but much more needs to be done. This is why on March 2, 2017 the Foundation brought together key leaders from philanthropy, as well as from the nonprofit sector, government, business, and labor for the Achieving Equity convening in Los Angeles.

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Resources From 'Public Policy Conference 2017'

Publication date: 
04/06/2017

At the 2017 Public Policy Conference, the SCG community came together with leaders from across our region, our state, and our country to examine new and urgent questions: What does this new political landscape mean for our work? What changes can we expect in federal and state budgets--and in the laws of our country? How will these changes affect what we can do? How will they affect the communities we support?

 

Opening Keynote
Michael McAfee, President, PolicyLink
Equity: Paving the Way to a Thriving Southern California

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Health Indicators for Women in Los Angeles County

Publication date: 
03/29/2017

This report describes the current status of women’s health and wellbeing in Los Angeles County using standard indicators that measure social and economic health determinants, health status, health care access, health behaviors, incidence and prevalence of selected health
conditions, and cause-specific mortality rates. Data are stratified by race/ethnicity and by Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to better understand disparities that exist. Where available and appropriate, Los Angeles County health indicators are compared to Healthy People 2020 targets,

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Just the Facts - Immigrants in California

Publication date: 
01/26/2017

California has more immigrants than any other state.
California is home to more than 10 million immigrants—about one in four of the foreign-born population nationwide. In 2015, the most current year of data, 27% of California’s population was foreign born, about twice the US percentage. Foreign-born residents represented more than 30% of the population in eight California counties; in descending order, they are Santa Clara, San Mateo, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alameda, Imperial, Orange, and Monterey. Half of California children had at least one immigrant parent.

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2017-2018 Proposed Budget: Impact on California's Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Publication date: 
01/26/2017

On January 10, 2017, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. released the proposed 2017-2018 budget. The budget includes program modifications that impact the health and human services delivery system serving older adults and people with disabilities.

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Our Duty is to Find Hope in Darkness

Publication date: 
11/15/2016

By Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation
November 15, 2016

Over the past months and weeks, countless conversations with my colleagues, friends, partners, and peers in social justice have focused on the complexities and cruelties of 2016: From Brexit in the United Kingdom, to the rejection of a peace deal in Colombia, to the ongoing violence and refugee crisis in the Middle East, to, of course, America’s presidential election. In all of this, there is so much at stake for our world, so much injustice to assess, understand, and address. There is so much uncertainty.

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