Public Policy

Public Policy

Here we post articles and stories related to the Women's Policy Institute; our Stand with Women public policy and advocacy campaigns; and public policies and efforts led by our grant partners or allies.

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CEO Surina Khan appeared in the Philanthropy News Digest on March 30, 2017: Over the past few weeks, we've witnessed a new administration work daily...

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Imagine: You are a 22 year old woman with a child, and you just got convicted of your very first offense. At this point, you’re...

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This post was written by Coral Feigin, a member of the 2016-17 Women's Policy Insitute-State criminal justice team. How will you #BeBoldForChange this International Women's...

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The Women’s Foundation of California is proud to introduce you to the 2016–2017 class of Women’s Policy Institute–State (WPI) fellows. This visionary group of...

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Public policy is now more important than ever. We need community leaders who know how to use the legislative branch of state and local...

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The Women’s Foundation of California is proud to introduce you to the 2016–2017 class of Women’s Policy Institute–State (WPI) fellows. This visionary group of...

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Daisy Ramirez, pictured in the yellow hat, is a health educator and fellow from the Women’s Policy Institute-County Class of 2016. For the last ten...

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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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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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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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