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This post was written by Foundation CEO Surina Khan. For many of us this seems like a different nation than it was just a week...

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I didn't realize that policy work and legislative advocacy for communities could bring about real change to so many. – Aria Sa’id, St. James...

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I didn't realize that policy work and legislative advocacy for communities could bring about real change to so many.  – Aria Sa’id, 2016-2017 WPI...

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As more correctional and detention facilities begin to implement video visitation, they are also eliminating the option to in-person visitation. This transition has significant...

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Domestic workers have historically been denied overtime pay and workplace protections. For more than 10 years, they've advocated, organized, mobilized and marched and in 2013 they helped pass the California’s Domestic Worker Bill of Rights that is scheduled to expire in January 2017. The Women's Foundation of California is proud to train five of the domestic worker rights advocates and leaders though its Women's Policy Institute. This year, these powerful women are working on the bill that will make this important law permanent—SB 1015 (Levya).

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Noreen Farrell, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) has been working to close the gender pay gap, leading the efforts to pass what is now the nation’s toughest anti-discrimination law and continuing those efforts with a new bill that will disrupt salary discrimination as we know it.

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In May, the Foundation's WomenGO! Giving Circle celebrated a significant milestone in local philanthropy. Since 2005, members of the circle have collectively awarded $1 million in grants to Santa Clara and San Mateo county nonprofits that serve women and girls. A member of the giving circle, Sarah Longstreth, reports on the event.
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On June 15, 2016, California legislature and Governor Jerry Brown repealed one of the state’s most discriminatory laws and practices through the 2016-17 state budget deal. “The Maximum Family Grant rule stemmed from racist, classist, sexist stereotypes of women of color and affected generations of poor children,” said Laura Jimenez.

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