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Video: A Conversation with Leon Panetta February 2 2021 Former secretary of defense and White House chief of staff Leon Panetta talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about federal and state efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and discusses the role of political leadership during turbulent times.
Creating a Safety Net for Immigrant Communities 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.
Federal Action—or Inaction—Will Shape California’s Recovery December 10 2020 State policymakers have many options for helping promote an equitable recovery from the current downturn. But federal policy choices will have an outsized impact on California’s workers and families, especially in the short term.
Will This Recession Deepen California’s Economic Divide? 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.
The DACA Ruling and California’s Dreamers June 19 2020 What does this week’s US Supreme Court ruling mean for the nearly 200,000 DACA recipients in California?