California’s population has been majority people of color for more than a decade—a demographic reality the nation will soon face as a whole. Now is the time for the state to model how an equitable and inclusive society is the best way to attain shared prosperity. In partnership with a growing number of dedicated equity advocates across the state and progressive leaders in Sacramento, PolicyLink is committed to advancing equity as the key to a booming California.


  • Governor Jerry Brown's Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget Proposal for California

    On January 10, Governor Jerry Brown revealed his proposed budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, which projects a state budget deficit ($1.6 billion) for the first time since 2012. The $179.5 billion proposal maintains the state’s commitment to implementing the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), preserving the California Earned Income Tax Credit, and expanding healthcare access to vulnerable groups.
  • California Equity Quarterly, Fall 2016

    CURRENT Issue: California Policy Update: Big Wins for Equity in California; California Ballot Guide 2016; California Policy Update; On the Ground: RISE San Diego; Emerging Equity Leader: Marcus Duarte Smith

  • California Equity Quarterly, Winter 2015

    CURRENT Issue: California Policy Update: Equity Advocates Celebrate Policy Victories; On the Ground with Pilipino Workers Center; Emerging Equity Leader: Tamika Butler; Infographic: #Health4All

  • California Equity Quarterly, Summer 2015

    CURRENT Issue: California Policy Update: Tell Your State Senator: Tax Fairness Is an Equity Priority; Final Budget Deal Supports Some Programs for Equity; On the Ground: PODER; Celebrating Emerging Equity Leaders: Mark-Anthony Johnson; Infographic: Make It Fair.

  • California Equity Quarterly, Spring 2015

    CURRENT Issue: California Policy Update: Equity Analysis of the Proposed 2015-2016 Budget; California Renews its Commitment to Equity; On the Ground: Residents United Network; Celebrating Emerging Equity Leaders: Alex Fallman; Infographic: How a Bill Becomes a Law.

  • California Equity Quarterly, Fall 2014

    <p>Archived Issue: California Policy Update: YES on Propositions 47 and 1; California Renews its Commitment to Equity; On the Ground in Oakland: Oakland Rising; Infographic: Yes on 47; Celebrating Emerging Equity Leaders: Jasmine Jones.</p>

  • California Equity Quarterly, Summer 2014

    Archived Issue: California Policy Update: Youth Leaders Thrive at third annual Education and Advocacy Days at the Capitol; Investing Cap-and-Trade Revenue in California Communities; Equity-driven, faith-based partnerships working to organize Fresno's marginalized communities to advocate for equitable change. 

  • California Equity Quarterly, Spring 2014

    Archived Issue: California Policy Update, article on Community Development Technology Center's impact in South Los Angeles, video interview with youth organizer Seng So, news/events, and more.

  • California Equity Quarterly, Winter 2014

    Archived Issue: Equity Analysis of the Governor's Proposed Budget, CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy) for Hope on the Central Coast, and Celebrating Emerging Equity Leaders.