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TWEET: #Health4All, Voting Rights Act Highlight Busy Week in Advocacy on Twitter

TWEET: #Health4All, Voting Rights Act Highlight Busy Week in Advocacy on Twitter

Welcome to This Week in Equity Engagement on Twitter (TWEET) for the week of August 24, 2015. We have a lot of great stuff from social media this week, so let’s get right to it:

The Health for All movement to expand coverage to California’s undocumented immigrants took another step forward as Senator Ricardo Lara’s SB 4 passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee this week and will now be heard on the Assembly floor.

Journalist Jorge Ramos, who confronted Donald Trump earlier this week, continues to inspire all of us who advocate for the rights of undocumented immigrants.

On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, there is still work to be done to ensure that everyone, particularly in low-income communities and communities of color, do not experience voter suppression.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is rewarding communities that embrace a culture of health. Find out more about how you can apply for the prize.

The California Wellness Foundation is offering a scholarship prize for student videos on how gun violence impacts their communities.

This engaging video examines the wage gap between men and women and finds that women in communities of color are increasingly serving as their households’ primary breadwinners.

Good news on the water conservation front here in California.

The USDA has some great tips for reducing sodium in school meals.

And finally, there’s now evidence that San Francisco supported bike friendly policies way back in the 19th century.

Those are just some of the health equity twitter highlights from this week. If you have other examples you’d like to share, please post them to the comments section or send them to me at and I’ll be happy to share them.

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