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Resources: Advancing Public Policy

African-American Civic Engagement Project: Building Power in California’s Black Communities — a grassroots movement spearheaded by California Calls to expand civic engagement among African Americans.

Assessing a Foundation’s Contribution to Public-Policy Change: A New Framework — an article published in the March 2016 issue of The Foundation Review that describes the framework used to evaluate the contribution of Cal Wellness and its grantees to public policy change over a 10-year period.

Blazing a Trail: The Fight for Right to Counsel in Detention and Beyond — a report by the National Immigration Law Center that explains why all immigrants should have a right to legal counsel and how barriers can be overcome to ensure that legal representation is available on the full range of legal issues that immigrants may face.

Brief of Amici Curiae California Business, Civic, Educational, and Religious Figures and Institutions Supporting Petitioners for U.S. Supreme Court Case No. 15-274, March 2016 — a legal document submitted by California leaders for consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court as it decides whether to uphold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents.

California Calls — a statewide alliance of grassroots, community-based organizations that engage, educate and motivate new and infrequent voters among young people, communities of color, and poor and working class neighborhoods so that California’s electorate might better reflect the state’s diverse population.

Engage San Diego — a network of civil rights, social justice, health and environmental organizations using voter engagement and organizing to work toward an electorate that is reflective of the people who live and work in the San Diego area.

Just how broad is support to #UnFreezeDAPA in US v Texas? — data on support for DACA and DAPA, as well as amicus briefs and reports presented by National Immigration Law Center.

Public Health Advocates — an organization that advocates for policies that promote health and eliminate health disparities by transforming neighborhoods into places that nurture well-being.

The Kids Aren’t Alright – But They Could Be: The Impact of DAPA on Children, USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, March 11, 2015 — a report on the impact of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents on children.

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