Opinion: Why California should boost legal aid funding

Opinion: Why California should boost legal aid funding

March 23, 2017 | Salena Copeland | San Jose Mercury News
We join with legal service organizations throughout California in calling on the state to provide $30 million to reach the national average in civil legal aid funding. President Trump’s budget threatens to eliminate all federal aid provided through the Legal Services Corporation. That leaves the state’s Equal Access Fund to help bridge this growing gap. Established in 1999, the fund receives just $10 million a year, a number that has only been boosted once ­– a $5 million increase that many of us fought hard for in this year’s state budget.

The Race Mistake

The Race Mistake

May 25, 2016 | Vishnu Sridharan | The Hill
An analysis by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy supports that if the Federal Government invested $60,000 in an account for children from low-income families, the net worth gap between African Americans and their white counterparts would narrow by more than 80 percent.