#ResistReport, Vol. 11

#ResistReport, Vol. 11

Welcome to the latest issue of Greenlining’s #ResistReport, which appears on our blog every Thursday. With so many harmful policies coming out of Washington, we hope this will help our friends and supporters plug into grassroots activities to resist these policies here in the Bay Area and around the country. If you find this weekly compilation of actions, updates, and resources useful, please share it with your friends and colleagues, follow Greenlining on Twitter and regularly check our archive #ResistReport for previous and future updates.  TAKE ACTION Individual actions: Resist Trump’s proposed budget! While Trump’s disaster of a budget proposal won’t become law, it will kick off the budget negotiations.…
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#ResistReport, Vol. 10

#ResistReport, Vol. 10

Welcome to the latest issue of Greenlining’s #ResistReport, which appears on our blog every Thursday. With so many harmful policies coming out of Washington, we hope this will help our friends and supporters plug into grassroots activities to resist these policies here in the Bay Area and around the country. If you find this weekly compilation of actions, updates, and resources useful, please share it with your friends and colleagues, follow Greenlining on Twitter and regularly check our archive #ResistReport for previous and future updates.  BREAKING NEWS! As we were finalizing this issue of #ResistReport, the Department of Justice announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special…
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Building Health Equity for Communities of Color while Obamacare is Under Attack

Building Health Equity for Communities of Color while Obamacare is Under Attack

Last month, Greenlining hosted our 24th annual Economic Summit which brought nearly 1,000 attendees together for critical panels, discussions, and networking all focused on “Racial Justice on the Frontlines.” Given the turmoil in Washington, DC, perhaps no other issue has been as sensationalized as congressional efforts to repeal and rollback the Affordable Care Act. As part of the Summit, Greenlining’s Bridges to Health team hosted a panel titled, “Defending Health Equity: Building Health Equity for Communities of Color while Obamacare is Under Attack.” This panel examined the policy and budget implications if the ACA was repealed, and emphasized the importance of broadening our work as health advocates to defend health…
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AB 1344 & My Uncle: Informing Our Re-entry Community About Their Right To Vote

AB 1344 & My Uncle: Informing Our Re-entry Community About Their Right To Vote

“After being in prison, I just wanted to live again…a second chance at life.” – Tio During the height of the racist war on drugs, the police arrested my Tio (uncle in Spanish) and locked him up. He spent five years of his young life in Wasco State Prison, 170 miles away from family. His conviction: Armed with a brown body in this nation. I was two years old when the carceral state took my Tio. Flash forward twenty years to April 18, 2017: I entered the state capitol carrying the weight of him and my ancestors to testify to the Assembly Public Safety Committee in support of Assembly Bill 1344.…
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Undoing Oakland’s History of Environmental Racism as We Address Climate Change in California

Undoing Oakland’s History of Environmental Racism as We Address Climate Change in California

Oakland’s legacy of protest, social movements and community organizing lays at the heart of the city. It seems that just around every corner a Black Lives Matter, No Ban No Wall or All Are Welcome Here poster can be spotted. Environmental justice, though less regarded, remains an important component of the movement for social justice, and in a city like Oakland, where almost three-fourths of the population are people of color, investing in the health and needs of the community are non-negotiable. At the state level, the California Air Resources Board developed its Scoping Plan in an effort to achieve a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 compared…
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#ResistReport, Vol. 9

#ResistReport, Vol. 9

Welcome to the latest issue of Greenlining’s #ResistReport, which appears on our blog every Thursday. With so many harmful policies coming out of Washington, we hope this will help our friends and supporters plug into grassroots activities to resist these policies here in the Bay Area and around the country. If you find this weekly compilation of actions, updates, and resources useful, please share it with your friends and colleagues, follow Greenlining on Twitter and regularly check our archive #ResistReport for previous and future updates.  TAKE ACTION: Individual actions: URGENT: Now that 45 has fired the FBI director, we must have an independent investigation of possible collaboration between the Trump…
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Reflections on the American Health Care Act

Reflections on the American Health Care Act

By the skin of their teeth, House Republicans voted yesterday to strip health coverage away from 24 million Americans. With the onus now on the Senate to act, I can’t help but entertain the following questions… I wonder what it’s like to vote for a bill you haven’t read, hasn’t been scored by the Congressional Budget Office (so you have no clue about costs), and is only a day old – so basically, you didn’t do your homework and don’t care… I wonder what it’s like to support legislation that polls at 17 percent support, and is opposed by virtually every respected group in the health care community… I wonder what…
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#ResistReport, Vol. 8

#ResistReport, Vol. 8

Welcome to the latest issue of Greenlining’s #ResistReport, which appears on our blog every Thursday. With so many harmful policies coming out of Washington, we hope this will help our friends and supporters plug into grassroots activities to resist these policies here in the Bay Area and around the country. If you find this weekly compilation of actions, updates, and resources useful, please share it with your friends and colleagues. TAKE ACTION: Individual actions: URGENT!!! Resist the latest attempt to kill the Affordable Care Act – vote expected today, May 4!  Call now and tell your member of Congress to vote NO on the latest version of TrumpCare. Complete toolkit…
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#ResistReport, Vol. 7

#ResistReport, Vol. 7

Welcome to the latest issue of Greenlining’s #ResistReport, which appears on our blog every Thursday. With so many harmful policies coming out of Washington, we hope this will help our friends and supporters plug into grassroots activities to resist these policies here in the Bay Area and around the country. If you find this weekly compilation of actions, updates, and resources useful, please share it with your friends and colleagues. TAKE ACTION: Individual actions: Gear up for May Day — May 1 is almost here! Resist attacks on immigrants, workers, womxn, and people of color wherever you are! Find local events and actions all over the U.S., plus lots of…
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9 Twitter Tips for Your Nonprofit in 2017

9 Twitter Tips for Your Nonprofit in 2017

Nonprofits in 2017 can slay the Twitter game without the social media budget that many corporations have. I added “2017” in the title because digital media evolve constantly; a year from now, best practices may be different, depending on Twitter’s ever-changing interface. However, as big corporations adapt to these changes quickly, so can nonprofits, and a bunch of us in the nonprofit sector can make sure we’re formidable advocates and changemakers in this digital era by supporting each other. Here are nine tips your nonprofit can implement now – without cost – to maximize your impact on Twitter. 1. Get “Verified” on Twitter Having that blue checkmark right next to…
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