Legislative Advocacy

Statewide education policies affect millions of students, families, and communities and have a critical and far-reaching impact on educational equity and justice. That’s why legislative advocacy is a core function of our work at Ed Trust–West. We’re actively engaged in executing multi-faceted advocacy strategies — from helping families and communities reach out to their elected officials to working in concert with state-level education leaders on developing community-informed policies that have the greatest impact on expanding educational equity and opportunities.

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Advocacy Letters & Official Statements

Brian Rivas

Brian Rivas

Senior Director of Policy and Government Relations

Raquel Morales

Raquel Morales

Policy and Government Relations Associate

Melissa Bardo

Melissa Bardo

Associate Director of Policy and Government Relations

A Closer Look at Governor Newsom’s Final 2022 Budget

Schools, colleges, and universities have just celebrated their alumni’s accomplishments with graduation ceremonies across the state. And here at The Education Trust–West, we are also celebrating the tremendous 2022-23 final state budget, one that rightfully prioritizes the students who face the greatest barriers to a quality education, as all state budgets should. Come fall, too many of those triumphant graduates

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A Closer Look at Governor Newsom’s Revised 2022 Budget Proposal

At The Education Trust-West (Ed Trust-West), we’re dedicated to a more equitable California for the students who have been systematically shut out from opportunity. We understand that changing our educational systems so they are more equitable takes money. Now that tax season has passed, we know how much revenue we’re working with: a whopping $55 billion more than the Governor

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