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Federal judge allows unhoused residents’ civil rights lawsuit against the City of San Luis Obispo to move forward

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Robb Elementary School is so much like many of the small-town schools in our rural service areas. We each decide what we do, in the smallest of ways. But to do nothing is not a way to respect life.

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Advocates Reach Agreement with CA Employment Development Department to Expand Language Access

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Language access improvements implemented through 2024 ensure EDD upholds Californians’ civil rights and embraces communities’ vast language abilities

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Judge Allows Unhoused Residents’ Civil Rights Lawsuit Against City of San Luis Obispo to Proceed

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA—Federal Judge Cormac J. Carney resoundingly rejected the City of San Luis Obispo’s motion to dismiss, allowing a case brought by unhoused residents and Hope’s Village SLO challenging the City’s pervasive and consistent practice of citing, fining, arresting, and moving unhoused people to move forward.

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U.S. Dept. of Education Opens Investigation Against Paso Robles School District for Discriminatory Treatment of Latinx and Limited English Proficient Parents

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The Office for Civil Rights will examine allegations of discriminatory treatment of Latinx and Limited English Proficient (LEP) parents and community members for being barred from meaningful participation in school board meetings due to the District’s failure to provide qualified, trained interpreters at meetings in a district where 35% of all students come from homes where Spanish is the primary language.

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