The Economic Mobility Collaborative was founded on a set of shared values that guides our objectives and engagement. In our collective experience these values reliably lead people to effective solutions that last. They also promote interactions that result in learning new things, trusting more people and groups, and the great pleasure that comes from helping make more people better off.
Public Policy is a powerful tool for improving the lives of millions, quickly, and efficiently.
Listening and discussion among diverse groups, in pursuit of shared understanding and common ground is an essential step in crafting policies that work well and endure.
Policy Options should be built on verifiable data as well as substantial input from the people they will impact.
Collaboration across political fault lines is possible. Most people agree that everyone deserves access to economic security and the right to pursue happiness. Start there, and focus on the common ground.
Individuals have the power to make their communities better, and a responsibility to try to do so; This is what compels us as Californians to come together to share, hear, think and act.