Local Issues

A place to call home—affordably: Angeles de la Vivienda advocates for those struggling with housing in California

Having a home is more than just a roof over your head; it provides security and stability, especially for families. According to the People’s Policy Project, housing instability has significant health impacts: Higher body mass index and systolic blood pressure, depression and anxiety. And in addition, it’s associated with higher rates of domestic violence, suicide and substance abuse. […]

Pamela Lopez in photo shot outside
Local Issues

Creating income equity for communities of color: newly legal cannabis market can provide opportunities and jobs in California

Through her work with California NORML, Pamela Lopez is advocating on behalf of Assembly Bill 2188, a workers-rights bill that would prevent employers from discriminating against those who consume cannabis off the clock. As a newly legal market, Lopez notes that it’s possible to shape the paradigm and create a more inclusive industry. […]