California has built 22 prisons but just one University of California campus since the 1980s. That’s because harsh and automatic sentencing laws have sent nearly 30,000 people to prison for minor offenses such as drug possession and shoplifting. We spend $62,300 to keep a low-level offender in prison, but just $9,100 per student in our K-12 schools. Does this add up for California? You do the math.
Check out these videos made by young sons & brothers across California! From Fresno to Oakland to Merced, they're getting the word out to other young men about how and why they should get covered under Obamacare. Young people have a lot going on and getting health insurance probably isn't at the top of their list. But it's essential. Accidents happen and no one is invincible without health insurance. The videos below are about two minutes or less. They range from raps to animations to dramatizations. A big congratulations to all the young people who participated. And to all the Building Healthy Community partners who helped make these happen! Help spread the word that it's time for all of California to Get Covered! There may be new options for you under Obamacare. Go to www.getcoveredca.com or www.asegurate.com to learn more!
Health Happens with Common-Sense School Discipline - California schools are suspending and expelling students at alarming rates, even for minor offenses like tardiness or talking back. Instead of sending students away, schools should focus on preventing problems in the first place and keeping kids in school.