California Advocacy & Research Organizations

California Advocacy & Research Organizations

California Budget Project

CBP provides nonpartisan analyses of state tax and budget policies affecting low- and middle-income Californians, the impact of welfare reform at the state and local levels, and implications of federal policy decisions on California. Site contains an extensive selection of CBP Budget Briefs published in the last three years, and Budget Watch, CBP’s bi-monthly newsletter.

California Center for Health Improvement

CCHI is a nonprofit health policy research institute that focuses on prevention-oriented methods to improve public health. Site features “Policy PROFILES,” a searchable database of policy ideas organized by health care, education, economic vitality, safety, and environment.

California Immigrant Policy Center

CIPC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit statewide organization that seeks to inform public debate and policy decisions on issues affecting the state’s immigrants and their families in order to improve all Californians’ quality of life. CIPC advances inclusive policies through policy analysis, advocacy, and capacity-building, in order to unlock the power of immigrants residing in California.

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

Contains compendium of media pieces regarding guest workers as well as links to state and federal appellate court decisions.

Children Now

Combining policy analysis with effective outreach strategies, Children Now works to generate positive change on behalf of all children, particularly those who are poor or at risk. Visitors can sign up to receive Internet Update, the group’s free monthly newsletter transmitted via e-mail.

Legal Services of Northern California

Features a comprehensive index of legal research materials available on the web, including both California and federal statutes, regulations, and case law. An excellent resource for poverty law advocates.

Public Interest Clearinghouse

Contains a library of resource materials prepared by poverty law agencies throughout California, organized by topics like “Immigration Law,” “SSI Terminations,” “Homelessness and Housing,” “Welfare Reform,” and more. Also features an on-line directory of California legal services programs.