A Tale of Two Cities: The Campaign for a Sacramento Children’s Fund

In this paper, Jim Keddy analyzes the recent effort by Sac Kids First to create a children’s fund in the city budget of Sacramento. On March 3rd, 2020, 54% of Sacramento voters rejected Measure G, a policy which would have created a stable funding source for youth services in the city of Sacramento. A Tale of Two Cities looks at the various dynamics in the vote turnout and in the campaign which reveal a stark contrast in priorities between voters in the more affluent neighborhoods and voters in  lower-income, neighborhoods of color. 

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