The Advancement Project

Make it Fair: Close the Corporate Loopholes and Rebuild California

Join us on May 7th as WeFight to Make It Fair. Make It Fair is a coalition dedicated to rebuilding California by making the tax code fair. 

The Early Care and Education Landscape in Los Angeles County

There are nearly 650,000 children 0-5 in Los Angeles County according to the 2011 American Community Survey. The ZIP code of Los Angeles County’s youngest children from birth to 5 frequently predetermines their early education opportunities and lower income children often find themselves with few options available.

Support the Los Angeles Street Vending Campaign

Advancement Project supports a city-wide sidewalk vending legalization policy that will SUPPORT and INCLUDE instead of exclude and criminalize street vendors. As a city, we should embrace hard work and support those trying to make an honest living, by providing a permit system that encourages compliance and participation, with an easy to navigate process, appropriate language access and no inquiries into immigration or citizenship status.     

June 30, 2015

Report: Low-income communities lack child care in Los Angeles County

A report from the Advancement Project found that there are spots for just 2.4 percent of infants and toddlers and about 41.3 percent of preschool-aged children in licensed centers in Los Angeles County, California’s most populous county. The number of spaces varied widely by community, but the shortage was greater among areas...

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June 26, 2015

Advancement Project California Statement on Charleston Shooting

Los Angeles, CA. Today we stand witness to the paradoxical state of Black America: progress embodied by our nation’s first African-American President, yet he must speak at a memorial service in Charleston, SC, after nine Black...

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June 26, 2015

Advancement Project Celebrates Historic Supreme Court Ruling to Affirm Marriage Equality

“Today is a historic day same-sex couples who deserve the equal recognition and protection of marriage, but for all who believe in the values of a just democracy,” said Penda D. Hair, Advancement Project Co-Director. “As a multiracial, next-generation civil rights organization, we applaud the Supreme Court for making a pivotal decision affirming equality for all people.”

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