Center on Policy Initiatives

Providing the analysis, policy solutions, education, and alliances that advance social and economic justice

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Center on Policy Initiatives

CPI serves a unique role in the San Diego region, providing the analysis, policy solutions, education, and alliances that advance social and economic justice for working people and diverse communities.

CPI proposes and advocates local policy change to advance our primary goals: economic justice in the workplace and in the community. Economic justice in the workplace means fair wages and benefits and decent work conditions for all employees. It means all jobs pay enough to live on, and employees are able to stand together so their rights are not trampled by corporate management. Economic justice in the community means bringing public funding and attention to areas that previously have been neglected or shorted. It means neighborhoods where people with lower incomes live have all the public amenities, service quality, zoning protections and environmental safety as rich neighborhoods. CPI also brings a focus on racial justice to our work for economic justice. Equity for all communities requires correcting for past discrimination and oppression, in addition to providing equal opportunities.

A nonprofit research and action institute dedicated to creating economic prosperity, sustainable communities, and a healthy environment for all.