California 2007 Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity

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January 11, 2010

The 2007 Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity evaluates and grades the Governor and members of the California State Legislature on their responses to pieces of legislation that, if passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor, would have the most direct positive impact on communities of color.

The report card is broken down into five issue areas: educational equity, health equity, civil rights, criminal justice and housing & economics. Each section provides an overview of racial disparities and descriptions of key legislation in 2007. Included in the report is a summary of grades for the Assembly, Senate and Governor.

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