Statewide education policies significantly impact millions of students, families, and communities, influencing educational equity and justice. At Ed Trust–West, both legislative and budget advocacy are central to our mission. We employ diverse strategies, from assisting community members in connecting with elected officials to collaborating with state education leaders on policies that bolster educational equity.
Our primary goal in legislative and budget advocacy is to champion equitable solutions for our state’s students of color from low-income backgrounds. Explore our advocacy work, follow our positions on bills, and discover how you can be part of our journey!
Featured Advocacy Efforts
Equity 8: Every spring, California lawmakers introduce educational reforms for its 10 million students, emphasizing support for students of color, low-income learners, and multilingual learners. The Education Trust–West annually selects the top eight of these initiatives that best promote equity and justice. Together with our team, we fervently track and advocate for their adoption.
Our Recent Wins – Delve into our previous years’ efforts and achievements.
Current Advocacy & Updates