The education crisis, state leaders, and the upcoming election
150 150 Jeremy Lahoud

Let’s be clear about something: There is an education crisis in California. An inequitable education system is creating a lost generation of students. Soon the rest of California will feel this loss, as it ripples across an economy and civil society that needs a more skilled labor force, better educated and engaged residents, and a social safety network that will be stressed into bankruptcy.

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Free movie screening: Gerrymandering
150 150 Caroline Vance

We hope you’ll be able to join us for a special screening of the just-released film Gerrymandering this Thursday, Oct. 21 in San Francisco!

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“Strong ale for a weak economy” to benefit CA Forward
150 150 John Guenther

The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company has sent a five-pack of its popular Budgetary Alement Ale to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the rest of the state’s “Big Five,” in honor of the recent passing of the state’s budget, which was a record 100 days overdue.

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Proposition 21: VLF surcharge for parks
150 150 California Forward

This measure would create a new, stable funding stream for California state parks and wildlife programs, which have received declining amounts of financial support in recent years.

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Mike Genest: Ensuring state and municipal solvency
150 150 Mike Genest

When I retired as Governor Schwarzenegger’s Director of Finance at the end of last year, I decided that I wanted to remain involved in state policy, especially surrounding our troubled budget.

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Jim Lazarus: Critical moment for redistricting reform
150 150 Jim Lazarus

Once considered one of the most powerful economic engines in the world, California recently made headlines for its record-breaking 100-day budget impasse. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated occurrence.

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Speaking Up for California at the Reviving California Community Summit
150 150 Gina Baleria

On Saturday, Oct. 2, California Forward talked with attendees at the American Leadership Forum’s (ALF) Reviving California Community Summit at the Flint Center in Cupertino, as part of our Speak Up for California campaign.

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