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BY EMILY BRADLEY & ERIC ARES, UNITED WAY OF GREATER LOS ANGELES    Measure J passed in California on November 2020, signaling a critical win in a long-fought battle for greater equity and reform by local advocates. The measure’s campaign was built and executed by BIPOC-led organizations who... Read more
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By: SCG Public Policy Team    OVERVIEW Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2021-2022 January budget mirrors the triage conditions we see across the country as it simultaneously attempts to meet the emergency needs created by the COVID pandemic, respond to the perennial needs of Californians, and manage a... Read more
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By David J. Carroll  As determined by most American voters, the incoming administration will be led by President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, alongside a new Congress comprised of a record number of 141 women, 51 of which identity as women of color. However, our federal... Read more
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This year, California’s state ballot included many propositions covering a broad range of issues, including rent control, business property taxes, cash bail, and more. The SCG Policy Team has provided a breakdown of the ballot measures results and the potential implications these results will have... Read more
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Hello SCG Community,   As much as we had hoped for a decisive outcome in the presidential race, it’s not a surprise for us to wake up this morning without one. Elections are high-stakes moments with long-term implications. The 2020 elections have been more uncertain and challenging than most due... Read more
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Hello SCG Community, We know that the 2020 General Election will be different than any election we have ever experienced. Not only are significant decisions being made across all levels of government, but the COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges that must be overcome to support a fair and... Read more
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SCG is thrilled to welcome David J. Carroll to our team as the new Vice President of Public Policy & Government Relations. In this role, David will provide strategic leadership in developing, enhancing, and implementing SCG’s policy advocacy and legislative agendas and leading the public policy... Read more
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By Erika Cervantes On November 3rd, Los Angeles County voters will cast their vote on the county-wide ballot measure, Re-Imagine LA. Listed on the ballot as Measure J or better known as Re-Imagine LA, would reinvest hundreds of millions of dollars directly into community and alternatives to... Read more
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On July 24, 2020, 43 foundations and SCG submitted a letter from to the LA County Board of Supervisors advocating for our nonprofit sector’s sustainability. This letter was a response to the direct request from nonprofit leaders asking philanthropy to show solidarity with them by asking the County... Read more
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As we approach the November election, nonpartisan civic engagement will be one of the most potent tools foundations can use to advance their social missions and build a democracy that people believe in. Protecting our democratic institutions is even more urgent as the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more
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