WE ARE CALPRI
The California Policy & Research Initiative is an African-American focused think tank, polling, voter research, civic engagement, and policy analysis organization. Founded in 2015, CALPRI conducted the first poll of African-American voter attitudes in California history. We seek to provide critical input on the impact pressing state and local public policy considerations will have on African-American Californians. The Initiative facilitates democracy-building across California’s two million African-American residents.
CALPRI convenes thought leaders and media to inform the civic, economic, and cultural dialogues of the day. The policy areas of greatest focus are equal rights, employment and business development, safety, criminal justice reform, homelessness, healthcare, education, and the social safety net.