Who We Are


  • Individuals
    • More than 20 students and parents
  • Organizations
    • The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) is a statewide community organization working in eleven counties throughout California to develop community leadership, increase civic engagement in historically marginalized-neighborhoods, and move people into action in order to impact local and state policy and budgets to improve the lives of low-income, working families and people of color in California. Contact: Amy Schur, aschur@calorganize.org.
    • Californians for Justice is a statewide, grassroots organization dedicated to building power in communities that have been pushed to the margins of the political process. Contact: Saa'un Bell, saaun@caljustice.org .
    • The Campaign for Quality Education is a statewide alliance of grassroots, civil rights, policy and research organizations committed to educational equity for all communities served by California’s public schools. Contact: Pecolia Manigo at Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network, pecolia@parentactionnet.org .
  • PICO California is part of the PICO National Network of faith-based community organizations and represents 450,000 families in 73 cities throughout the state. PICO works to create innovative solutions to pressing community issues and build a legacy of leadership in communities. Contact: Adam Kruggel, adam@picocalifornia.org .
    • San Francisco Organizing Project is a nonpartisan grassroots coalition of more than 30 congregations and schools representing 40,000 San Franciscans working to create innovative solutions to the problems facing San Francisco, engaging families, youth, and seniors in public life to create a safe, healthy, and livable city for everyone. SFOP is affiliated with the PICO National Network, a non-partisan, multi-cultural collaboration of more than 50 different religious denominations and faith traditions. Contact:  Jennifer Martinez, jennifer@sfop.org .

Legal Team

  • Arnold Porter  is a San Francisco law firm with leading national and international practices, representing entities and individuals across a comprehensive range of practice areas. Contact: Deborah Douglas, deborah.douglas@aporter.com.
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP was founded with the belief that a law practice of the highest quality could be established in a creative and stimulating environment. Today, MTO’s 185 lawyers are known for trying bet-the-company cases and negotiating deals that shape our corporate landscape. Contact: Rohit Singla, 415.512.4000.
  • Public Advocates Inc. is a non-profit law firm and advocacy organization that challenges the systemic causes of poverty and racial discrimination by strengthening community voices in public policy and achieving tangible legal victories advancing education, housing and transit equity. Contact: John Affeldt, 415.431.7430 ext. 301.