Creating a Safety Net for Immigrant Communities Shannon McConville January 21 2021 Through Disaster Relief Aid for Immigrants, California has dedicated $75 million to assist undocumented immigrants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked with Joseph Villela, director of Policy and Advocacy at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, about his organization’s experience in helping create this emergency program.
Election Takeaways: California Voters Send Conflicting Signals Mark Baldassare December 14 2020 Nearly 18 million Californians voted in the November 2020 election—an all-time high. PPIC’s Mark Baldassare discusses the final election results and what they say about Californians’ mindset and policy preferences in a year of unprecedented challenges.
Will This Recession Deepen California’s Economic Divide? Sarah Bohn, Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh, Julien Lafortune, Tess Thorman December 7 2020 The current downturn is having a disproportionate impact on low-income Californians and communities of color. Deliberate policy action can help create an equitable recovery and broaden long-term economic opportunity.
Election Day and California’s Future Mark Baldassare November 3 2020 In a year of unprecedented crises, Californians express a high level of enthusiasm about voting, and the state appears on course to set a modern-day record for voter turnout.