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DEC 2021 NEWS: Happy Holidays and Thank You from the CPI Team

In This Issue:

  • Happy Holidays from the CPI Team
  • Policy Update
  • Apply to be a SEJ Fellow!
  • County Redistricting Updates
  • In Case You Missed It
  • Job Opportunities

Happy Holidays!

We have worked hard together over the last year to make lives better for working people. For many, 2021 has been even harder than 2020. Yet, as a community we’ve continued to show up day after day, week after week, to fight for justice in the form of fair wages, safe working conditions, police accountability, tenant protections, and a more inclusive democracy.  

Movement work takes commitment, endurance, and lots of labor. We could not do this work without the support of our community. From all of us at CPI, thank you for continuing to inspire us and for your leadership in this fight.  

This holiday season, we hope that you take time to rest and spend time with those you love. The CPI team will be taking a break December 23rd through January 3rd to rest, reflect and recover. We are wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season and a new year full of love and joy. We will see you in 2022, ready to continue the fight for working families.  

Warmly,  
The CPI Team 

The minimum wage in California will be $15 on January 1st, 2022 because working people came together to fight for it. Our work is not done, $15 is still not enough. Low wage workers in San Diego are still paid poverty wages, still face employers who steal their wages, and still work in unsafe conditions just like the ones that stole the lives of workers in Kentucky and Illinois last week. So, we will continue to fight for higher wages, safer working conditions and justice for workers. 

We are currently accepting applications for our 2022 Students for Economic Justice (SEJ) fellowship program. The SEJ fellowship is a full-time, $16/hour, 6-week program that empowers the next generation of social justice leaders through leadership and professional development opportunities. This fellowship is open to current undergraduate students at a 2-year or 4-year institution. 

Please help share this opportunity with students in your network. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 25th, 2022.

On December 14, 2021, the San Diego County Independent Redistricting Commission voted to approve the final map that will be used to establish electoral districts for the County Board of Supervisors for the next ten years.

 

For months, CPI and our partners in the county redistricting coalition have advocated for the fairest, most equitable map possible. We are grateful to our partners in the coalition and to everyone who showed up, called in, and left e-comments in support. Check out our blog  to read more about key wins and changes to the county maps.  

We’ve launched our People’s Budget Campaign for the Fiscal Year 2023 City of San Diego budget! You can view our FY23 People’s Budget priorities and catch-up on key dates here. Take action with us before the year ends: Click here to email your city councilmember. To get regular CBA updates, sign up for our email list and follow the CBA on Facebook and Instagram.

We are thrilled to share that the San Diego Black Worker Center (SDBWC) has launched! CPI is proud to be the fiscal sponsor and a steering committee member of the new SDBWC. Learn more about the SDBWC on their website and follow them on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to stay updated.  

If you missed our webinar earlier this year about the state of Black workers in San Diego County, you can watch it here.

We are currently hiring for the following positions. Click to learn more:  

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As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, CPI relies on the generous support of our community to operate. If you would like to support our fight for economic and social justice, please consider becoming a monthly donor or making a one-time donation. Thank you so much!

Written by CPI San Diego