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NABJ-NAHJ to Spotlight Changemakers in Criminal Justice Reform During 2020 W.E.B. Du Bois Plenary

Aug 4, 2020 - Today, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced details of the historic W.E.B. Du Bois plenary session, “PROGRESS BEFORE, PROGRESS AFTER: The Criminal Justice System and COVID-19,” at the first-ever virtual National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NABJ-NAHJ) 2020...

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Engages on Key California Ballot Measures

Jul 31, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), announced additional funding for two 2020 California ballot measure committees. This includes an additional $4.5 million in support of Proposition 15, which would restore an estimated $12 billion annually in much-needed local revenue to California communities by closing commercial property tax loopholes;...

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CZI’s Justice and Opportunity Initiative Provides $2.6 Million to Support Organizations Working... CZI’s Justice and Opportunity Initiative Provides $2.6 Million to Support Organizations Working to Help Communities...

Jun 30, 2020 - Since April 2020, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, through its Justice and Opportunity Initiative, has provided $2.64 million to grassroots organizations providing support and direct services in communities most vulnerable to COVID-19 spread and economic disruption. The awards were provided to 74 organizations who are current grantees of CZI’s...

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First-of-Kind Leadership Development Distance Learning Program for Prosecutors Launched at Stanford... First-of-Kind Leadership Development Distance Learning Program for Prosecutors Launched at Stanford Graduate School of...

Jun 23, 2020 - Pilot program is a collaboration of R Street, Vera Institute, For the People, Fair and Just Prosecution, Public Rights Project, Prosecutor Impact, and Right on Crime with support from CZI Today Chan Zuckerberg Initiative partners including R Street, Vera Institute, For the People, Fair and Just Prosecution, Public Rights Project, Prosecutor...

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Restoring Funding to California Communities

May 13, 2020 - In early 2018, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced support for the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act, a state ballot measure that would restore an estimated $12 billion annually for critical local services by taxing large commercial properties at market value. CZI granted $1.805 million to the campaign in the 2019-2020...

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STAT: Striking Down DACA Would Eliminate Thousands of Health Care Workers, Thwarting America’s... STAT: Striking Down DACA Would Eliminate Thousands of Health Care Workers, Thwarting America’s Pandemic Response

May 4, 2020 - This piece was published in STAT on May 1, 2020. The health care community has a responsibility to anticipate worst-case scenarios and develop response plans for epidemics that may be years or decades away. It should model how outbreaks might cause shortages in medical supplies and devise protocols to compensate for them. It should plan for what...

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