We’re pleased to introduce Public Advocates’ first Director of Development: Debi Harris. Debi is an experienced development professional and has hit the ground running. Learn about her background working on women’s issues and why she thinks more donors should (and will) support our organization.
The State Board of Education’s July meeting marked the culmination of months of work by a statewide coalition of advocates and organizers to enhance transparency and strengthen community engagement in California’s new school financing law, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Attorney and Law Fellow Brandon Greene narrates the events of the day in Sacramento, and highlights the work that led up to it.
Managing Attorney Richard Marcantonio describes how our climate justice work has resulted in some valuable progress advancing “community benefits:” ensuring community investments address the high priority needs of disadvantaged communities, and that the benefits of those investments significantly outweigh the burdens they impose on those communities.
President & CEO Guillermo Mayer explains how recent front-page coverage of our work by the "Los Angeles Times" highlights a major flaw in California’s strategy to combat climate change.
Staff Attorney Marybelle Nzegwu tells why a recent victory in San Jose reinforces the principle illustrated by the Equity, Environment and Jobs scenario: when it comes to planning for the future, we reduce the most GHG emissions when we put the needs of low-income residents and communities first.