California has the fifth-largest economy in the world but also has the fourth-highest level of income inequality in the nation. Our state needs to do more to ensure that all Californians, including immigrants, are able to live with dignity and thrive. This means all of us, no matter what we look like or what our immigration status is, should have the ability to provide for ourselves and our families, work in a fair and safe workplace, participate in our communities, and have opportunities for economic advancement. Over the next several years, CIPC’s innovative policy strategy and organizing power aim to advance inclusive policies that:

  • Improve equity within workforce development and adult education systems, so that all immigrants and refugees can access education, job training, and meaningful careers
  • Protect the safety and rights of immigrant and refugee workers while supporting their economic mobility
  • Build equity in our current and future economy, so the technological progress and the changing nature of work in the 21st century creates an opportunity for all

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