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2021-2022 provides Southern California Grantmakers with an opportunity to manifest our vision and values through public policy efforts to impact the evolution of the institutions and systems of democracy that bind us as people. In the last year, the systemic inequalities exacerbated by the COVID... Read more
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The SCG Public Policy team welcomes Aimee Pila-Bravo as the Director of the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative and is pleased to have her insight and expertise in veteran’s affairs. SCG’s Public Policy Agenda includes a commitment to supporting legislation affecting veterans and their families.... Read more
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BY THE SCG PUBLIC POLICY TEAM Tracing the Racial History of Voter Rights Legislation On March 7, 1965, John Lewis laid battered on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, fighting for equitable voting rights and democratic access for all people, especially Black people. On August 6, 1965, his vision was... Read more
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BY EDDY GONZALEZ   “When you look down, your brain shifts to an egocentric point of view, centered only on you and yourself,” Omar Brownson responds when asked if he believes technology is hindering our capacity to be present. “Alternatively, when you look up at the sky, your brain automatically... Read more
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By Erica Rey & Sequoia Thompson    Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. — Audre Lorde   Black people have historically reckoned with disparaging narratives centered on dehumanization and trauma in our culture and our... Read more
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Full recording of the "Fair Representation for an Equitable Democracy" breakout session at SCG's 2021 Policy Conference: Build Anew BY SCG GUEST CONTRIBUTOR   The census comes around every ten years, but ensuring communities are represented equitably happens every day in between. Lifting the... Read more
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By Nathan Graeser, MDiv, LCSW, DSW | Veterans Issues Consultant   Memorial Day is a sacred time for Army Chaplains like me. We honor the lives of those who have not made it home or died in the field of service. I take a moment to remember all those whose lives have touched me in some way. I think... Read more
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BY SCG'S PUBLIC POLICY TEAM   OVERVIEW A SURPRISING SURPLUS On May 15, 2021, Governor Newsom released the May Revision to the 2021-2022 California budget. The revised budget builds on the January proposal by going beyond the emergency needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing the... Read more
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BY DAVID CARROLL    OVERVIEW  The 2021-2022 Los Angeles City budget is currently regarded as an ambitious effort to address inequity in the city. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s new budget will provide unprecedented funding for homelessness, racial equity, and other social service programs that support... Read more
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BY Noann Villalobos-Sanchez   Intro: Since the onset of the pandemic, nonprofit organizations have rapidly scaled their services to support communities disproportionately impacted by the crisis. In addition to meeting an increased demand for services, nonprofits have also needed to exercise... Read more
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