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Kelly Wong, current BCLI fellow, is the first non-citizen to serve on the San Francisco Elections Commission.
Please join us in congratulating 11 equity leaders from the Bay Area who are ready to advocate for their communities as commissioners.
Government staff, or “insiders,” must work in tandem with folks in the community to build policies and processes that better meet the needs of low-income and/or Black, Indigenous, and other community members of color. Chris Norman and Annie Dobbs-Kramer conducted interviews with government staff across the Bay Area, most of whom are BCLI alumni, to identify best practices for equity advocacy within government. These learnings can inform equity practitioners within government on how to use their positions to advance an equity agenda and create tangible, positive change for historically disenfranchised communities.
Brings critically needed focus on the challenge of improving economic conditions for low-and moderate-income Bay Area residents and workers.