A new report, GOTV-Style Organizing to Vaccinate California’s Hardest Hit Communities, shares the impact of the Healthy Future California initiative, a collaboration between labor and community groups led by California Calls and GroundWorks Campaigns. The program utilized “Get Out the Vote” (GOTV)-style outreach to “Get Out the Vaccine.” Conducting outreach in low-income communities of color disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, the program utilized phone banking and door-knocking that resulted in 36,383 lifesaving COVID19 vaccine appointments. Read more about the program’s design, lessons-learned, and outcomes.
Breaking California’s “Third Rail”
A new report “BREAKING CALIFORNIA’S THIRD RAIL: A Reflection on Accomplishments, Lessons Learned, and the Road Ahead” summarizes the incredible range of activities waged by the Schools and Communities First (Prop 15) campaign and shares the key lessons from the 2020 election. The report also contains exciting analysis on voter turnout, as well as insightful polling research that will inform the path forward in the fight for progressive tax policy in California.
Resources for an Anti-Racist Future
This is a growing list of resources, which includes a list of Black-centered organizations where folx may support local organizing efforts, follow on social media, or donate to. The list is organized by location with a majority of organizations based in California. A few educational resources are also shared below, including terms in other languages to talk about anti-Blackness.