2008 Lobby Day

CASA de Maryland’s January trainings drew 80 people and set the stage for their Lobby Day in February which drew 800 people to Annapolis for a rally and meetings with elected officials. Having worked late into the night blocking last minute efforts to attach anti-immigrant legislation to favorable legislation, in the end, CASA and its […]

New Report – Now That We Have the Facts: California Parents and Students Voice their Demands for Public Education

In 2008, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, launched the Year of Education with a proposal to cut the state education budget by $400 million immediately, $4 billion for the year and $5 billion for next year. Californians for Justice pre-empted the proposed cuts in 2006-2007 by working in collaboration with PICO California, California ACORN and Public […]

Californians for Justice Local Work

Californians for Justice had waged a 3 year campaign against the High School Exit Exam exam before its passing in 2006 when California implemented the law. Although the law was eventually passed, CFJ argued that it was unfair to students who had attended schools which were ill-equipped to prepare them for the exam and won several small victories […]

Southeast Asian Health Justice Campaign Launched

CAAAV’s Youth Leadership Project launched a Southeast Asian Health Justice Campaign in order to create improved health care initiatives for survivors of the Vietnam War and the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. YLP is targeting Montefiore Hospital in theBronx, the primary healthcare center for the Vietnamese and Cambodian community, to revamp its healthcare program by adding […]