Recall Election Spawns Civic Engagement


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, during the event of the 2003 recall election, called for an all-inclusive strategy to tackle California's urgent water needs with his Strategic Growth Plan.

The result of developing a solution spawned the California Latino Water Coalition that brought thousands of people together for a four-day march from Mendota to the San Luis Reservoir to increase awareness of the state's water shortage.

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Federal Programs Related to - Citizen Participation

Programs that seek to ensure the broad participation of community residents in government decision making and the political process. Citizen Interest Groups; Citizenship; Civics; Collective Action Programs; Grassroots; Mass Participation; Participatory Democracy

Federal Programs Related to - Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other

Programs that focus on protecting and promoting the broad civil rights and civil liberties of individuals and work to change public policy and opinion in a variety of areas.

See also: +COMMON CODE Advocacy (**B); Hate Crimes Prevention (I02.07); Housing Discrimination (I05.08); Voter Services (W08.05)




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The Social Investment Tax Relief


The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.




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