What brought you or your family to California?

SUTTER CREEK, CA - APRIL 28:  Figures depicting miners stand next to old ore carts outside of the Sutter Gold Mine.
SUTTER CREEK, CA - APRIL 28: Figures depicting miners stand next to old ore carts outside of the Sutter Gold Mine.
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Nearly half of California residents were born outside the state. About a quarter of them were born outside the country. That has us wondering: What brought you or your family to California? What keeps you here?

Please take a moment to answer these questions, and your insights will inform the reporting of the #CADream Project, a partnership with newsrooms across California including KPCC, KQED, KPBS, Capital Public Radio and CalMatters.

Journalists will read every response, but nothing is published without your permission.