Fall 2014 Legal Clerkships Available
Few things are more frustrating to us and our clients than to celebrate social gains won in the streets or within the halls of power, only to see them unravel over time because of inadequate enforcement or the lack of political will to implement them. President & CEO Guillermo Mayer illustrates how proper implementation is essential to making rights real.
Irony was thick in the air as two large groups — one made up of wealthy homeowners and the other low-income residents — came to a San Mateo City Council meeting on July 21st, each to discuss a separate agenda item. Staff Attorney David Zisser describes how this meeting illustrated the stark contrast between the two Bay Areas in which we live.
One of the highlights for our summer interns was an East Bay bus tour with Matt Williams, former president of the AC Transit board. Summer law clerk Evelina Nava shares the view from the road about what she and others learned about transit system disparities.
Attorney and fellow Brandon Greene provides an update on how Public Advocates and our coalition partners are influencing final regulations to implement California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), making sure it benefits high-need students, as intended.
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.