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Advocates are pushing for a health equity and racial justice fund in California. Here’s what it would do.

April 22, 2022 Roots of Change

Genoveva Islas stood at the steps of the state Capitol Friday morning facing a crowd of dozens. She shouted: “El pueblo unido avanza sin partido.” The crowd echoed her back: “The people united advance without parties.” Islas founded the organization Cultiva La Salud, which is part of a coalition of 25 legislators, 11 co-sponsors and almost […]

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Residentes del Valle quieren equidad en salud y justicia racial para sus comunidades

Roots of Change

Benita Vásquez quiere “equidad e igualdad en los seguros médicos”. Mientras que la pancarta de Maricela Sagrero dice “queremos igualdad y respeto. No a la discriminación”. Los mensajes de Vásquez y Sagrero son claros, ellas quieren equidad para su comunidad.  

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Health Equity & Racial Justice Fund Rally in Los Angeles, April 19, 2022

April 20, 2022 Roots of Change

Coverage on KNX News Radio on the Health Equity & Racial Justice Fund Rally in Los Angeles, April 19, 2022

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Opinion: California Must Step Up to Address Racism as a Public Health Crisis

January 18, 2022 Roots of Change

Governor Gavin Newsom and other California lawmakers took an important step toward improved public safety and racial justice this fall by passing the CRISES Act to fund community-based emergency response programs. Police violence disproportionately victimizes people experiencing mental health or substance use crises. Solutions such as the CRISES Act provide funding to community groups to […]

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