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A comparison of Props 30 and 38 for the CA ballot.

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Alicia shares a beautiful commemoration of her late brother who fell victim to our failed mental health and justice systems.

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Over the last month and a half, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Millionaires Tax Coalition tirelessly collected signatures to qualify the Millionaires Tax initiative for the November 2012 ballot. We and our partners supported this initiative because  it was the most progressive tax proposal that wouldn’t cost a single penny for anyone making less than $1 million per year.

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“We take prisons for granted but are often afraid to face the realities they produce.” –Angela Davis

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Art by Dignidad Rebelde

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Congratulations to Urban Releaf, this years Throw Down for the Town photo winner! They were able to plant 25 trees in North Oakland on August 13th, 2011 thanks, in part, to dozens of girl scout volunteers from Troop 30017. Their winning photo includes one super fabulous girl scout Throwing Down for the Oak-town.

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Ever since I was a child, Father’s Day has always left an unsettling feeling in my stomach. Call it daddy issues or whatever the heck you want to call it, but the one thing I don’t lack is honesty.

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I’ve been having nightmares about the budget cuts and they’re seeping into my daily life (no joke). And it’s not just because I’m an organizer who talks about tax reform. The reality and impact is real!

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May Day—also known as International Workers Day—has been a very sacred day for me.

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Today marks the last day of Women’s History Month and the birthday of civil rights activist César Chávez, co-founder of the United Farm Workers.

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