On Monday evening, Health Access will join many other key organizations to honor Frank Russo and the work of the California Progress Report. With the decline of newspapers, the California Progress Report has provided a vital independent progressive voice on a wide range of policy issues. We appreciate that it has republished many of our updates and posts from Health Access and other health related posts, and it has been a useful place to keep up what other groups are doing on other issues.
Frank Russo founded the California Progress Report and made it a heavily tracked website for California news and information, from a range of sources–citizen activists, legislative leaders, and key constituency organizations. As a result, it reports the stories at the state Capitol and throughout California that no one else is covering. Frank has moved on to work in the Capitol, but we should try to ensure that the California Progress Report continues.
We are supporting the Consumer Federation of California Education Foundation’s efforts to maintain and develop the site. If you are in Sacramento Monday, or if you or your organization can otherwise help, we hope you can too.