What Ever Happened to the California Dream?
You became a Californian because someone in your family believed in a dream. The promise of a job with a salary they could raise a family on. A strong public education from elementary school through college. The weather. (Ahhh, the weather). But for Californians from all walks of life, there’s an increasingly pervasive feeling that achieving the California dream is just harder than it used to be.
CALmatters and the public radio stations Capital Public Radio, KPBS, KPCC and KQED are collaborating to tell different stories of today’s California dream: issues of economic opportunity, qualify-of-life, and the future of making it in the Golden State. Below is a collection of work we’ve already done, and a look at what’s to come.
The #CADream has become unaffordable for many CA families. And we can’t solve that w/o fixing the housing crisis, which is forcing millions into poverty & tens of thousands more into homelessness. We need to create more housing & jobs – sign our petition: https://t.co/DMJfv1Jd74 https://t.co/W2Bx2cajOp
— Antonio Villaraigosa (@antonio4ca) March 9, 2018