Applications Invited: Sacramento-based Policy Advocate
Last year the Governor and state lawmakers had a critical opportunity to re-invest in California’s future by reversing the terrible legacy of deep cuts to public education, and investing in climate programs that reduce carbon emissions while lifting people out of poverty. Unfortunately the Governor’s budget proposal fell short in both respects, and his recent 2016-17 budget proposal — although it includes some welcomed investments — is disappointingly more of the same.
The California Court of Appeals in San Francisco hears oral arguments in the twin cases Campaign for Quality Education (CQE) v. California and Robles-Wong v. California on January 27, 2016. At stake is the idea that the fundamental right to education in our state’s constitution means an education that provides students with the opportunity to achieve civic, economic and social success and to learn up to the state’s academic content standards.
Chelsea Tu recently joined Public Advocates as a Staff Attorney on the Metropolitan Equity Team where she advocates for transportation, housing and climate justice on behalf of low-income communities and communities of color. When she isn't fighting for social justice, Chelsea enjoys a wide range of active and meditative activities — from rock-climbing to yoga.
As 2015 comes to a close, President & CEO Guillermo Mayer gives thanks to our friends and supporters for standing with Public Advocates and helping us make rights real for low-income families and communities of color across California.
Public Advocates teamed up with Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) to develop school districts’ competency around the spending and education plan known as the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).