Greenlining Exposes Insurance Companies ‘Gaming’ the Consumer Protection System

Source: Insurance Newcast

The Greenlining Institute, a multi-ethnic consumer protection organization, filed a petition today with the Commissioner of the California Department of Insurance demanding review of Farmers’ and Fire Insurance Exchange’s application for a 6.9 percent rate increase on their personal fire insurance product line. Continue reading “Greenlining Exposes Insurance Companies ‘Gaming’ the Consumer Protection System”

Insurance Commissioner Failing to Enforce Against Discrimination

Source: Insurance Newscast

Monday was the deadline for all auto insurance companies to comply with regulations that phase out discriminatory zip code pricing in California. According to the Greenlining Institute, a consumer protection group, most auto insurers have failed to meet this deadline. Continue reading “Insurance Commissioner Failing to Enforce Against Discrimination”

Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science’s Program With UCLA Named “Best Performer” in New Study On Diversity in Medical Education

Source: The Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science | Written by: Elia Esparza
LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) — A joint medical education program between Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) was named “Best Performer” in a comprehensive report recently issued by The Greenlining Institute examining racial and ethnic diversity within University of California medical schools. Continue reading “Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science’s Program With UCLA Named “Best Performer” in New Study On Diversity in Medical Education”

Shaking Down Philanthropies

In 2007, state representative Joe Coto introduced “The Foundation Diversity and Transparency Act” at the behest of the Berkeley-based activist group, Greenlining. The organization claimed that though “communities of color” made up the majority of Californians, the state’s foundations were spending only 5% of their dollars on them. Since these philanthropies receive tax-exempt status, Greenlining argued, they should be held more “accountable” to the public. Continue reading “Shaking Down Philanthropies”

The Greenlining Institute: Shakedown Artists

The Greenlining Institute: Shakedown Artists

By Matthew Vadum
The weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal highlighted the growing menace of groups like California’s Greenlining Institute. Greenlining is a left-wing pressure group that threatens adverse public relations campaigns against lenders that refuse to bow to its agenda. The Journal editorial begins:

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Foreclosure Freeze Movement Hits Top of Democratic Ticket

LegalNewsline.com
BY SCOTT SABATINI

TOLEDO, Ohio (Legal Newsline)-A grassroots effort that began near the U.S.-Mexican border reached the heartland of America on Monday when Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama advocated a 90-day moratorium on some home foreclosures during a rally on Monday in this blue-collar swing state. Continue reading “Foreclosure Freeze Movement Hits Top of Democratic Ticket”

Misplaced Blame On CRA

The New York Times
October 15, 2008

In recent weeks, Republicans in Congress have been blaming a lot of things, besides themselves, for the subprime mortgage debacle. And many of these same Republicans have long wanted to abolish the Community Reinvestment Act, a landmark law that helped to rebuild some of the nation’s most desolate communities by requiring banks to lend, invest and open branches in low-income areas that had historically been written off. Continue reading “Misplaced Blame On CRA”