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Upcoming Event: Keeping Commuters Out of Poverty

October 20, 2011
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Here at the Asset Building Program, we believe that helping people build their savings and assets will allow them to get (and stay) out of poverty. The recession has been hard on low and middle income Americans, especially those who commute to work in a car. When gas prices rise, they are forced to cut spending in other areas (food, medicine, education, etc) in order to pay for gasoline.

Building Health, Promoting Wealth Fall Speaker Series

September 20, 2011

Over two million Californians have medical debt. These residents find it difficult to access needed health care or affordable credit. Medical debt and its consequences illustrate the detrimental effect of inadequate health insurance coverage. The financial stress resulting from unaffordable healthcare costs makes it harder for Californians to pay other bills. For Californians with medical debt, their physical, mental and financial health are at risk, as is their long term financial security.

What's Next California, the Documentary

September 9, 2011

What's Next California, a documentary report produced by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and hosted by Judy Woodruff, will air on PBS SoCal tonight at 8:30 pm and again at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 13th.

The program offers a glimpse into the deliberations of the 412 Californians who attended and participated in the Deliberative Poll in Torrance over the weekend of June 24-26, 2011.

For additional broadcast dates and times near you, click here:

http://action.nextca.org/schedule

What's Next for California?

August 26, 2011

The Golden State not only faces unprecedented demographic and economic changes, but does so with a governance system that is fundamentally broken, and arguably incapable of implementing the policy reforms that are so clearly needed. Recognizing this, the New America Foundation joined the What's Next California coalition to convene a deliberative poll with a scientifically selected random sample of California's registered voters.

In Their Own Words

July 14, 2011

A diverse group of Californians, from across the state, gathered in Torrance in late June for the state’s first statewide deliberative poll.

Presenting: My Life is True

July 12, 2011

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We're pleased to announce a new public radio experiment from two of our senior fellows, Anne Stuhldreher and Douglas McGray.
 

Live-tweeting What’s #NextCA? - Day 2

June 25, 2011


Follow along on Twitter and use hashtag #NextCA for interesting tidbits plus blog content, videos and photos throughout Day 2. The deliberation begins!

Why the Deliberative Poll Matters

June 20, 2011

In less than a week, Californians from across the state will meet in Torrance for a deliberative poll on important issues facing the Golden State. When asked why the deliberative poll matters, Asian America Action Fund Executive Director Gautam Dutta explained that, "for the first time in a long time, we are actually asking everyday Californians for their commonsense advice on how to fix the state's problems."

From $50 to College in San Francisco

May 27, 2011

Five and six year olds across San Francisco are graduating kindergarten this week with more than just a paper diploma—they also have their own personal college savings account.

This morning, I attended a graduation ceremony for 80 kindergarten students at Gordon J Lau Elementary in the Chinatown neighborhood of San Francisco. Not only is Gordon J Lau Elementary one of the largest schools in the city, but 90 percent of the students receive free or reduced lunches. Many are the first in their family to attend an American school and very few speak English at home.

From $50 to College in San Francisco

May 26, 2011

Five and six year olds across San Francisco are graduating kindergarten this week with more than just a paper diploma—they also have their own personal college savings account.

This morning, I attended a graduation ceremony for 80 kindergarten students at Gordon J Lau Elementary in the Chinatown neighborhood of San Francisco. Not only is Gordon J Lau Elementary one of the largest schools in the city, but 90 percent of the students receive free or reduced lunches. Many are the first in their family to attend an American school and very few speak English at home.

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