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Viewpoint: Wrong to Blame Homeownership

American Banker By Orson Aguilar and Preeti Vissa As long as most of us have been alive, owning a home has been a big part of the American Dream. If you ask renters or young people if they hope to…
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Big Rate Hikes Pose Questions for Insurance Commissioner Candidates

californiaprogressreport.com By Carla Saporta and Rosa Martinez The Greenlining Institute Major California health insurers have big rate hikes coming – raising questions that the candidates for state insurance commissioner must answer. The insurance commissioner race has gotten relatively little attention…
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Minorities Fight Back Against Prop. 23

triplepundit.com By Orson Aguilar They’re at it again:  Once more, special interests are trying to hijack California’s state ballot to enrich themselves at the expense of our communities. The Latino, African-American and Asian communities that make up California’s new majority…
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Fighting Big Texas Oil in California

huffingtonpost.com By Preeti Vissa The fight over Proposition 23 in California has gotten national attention, and understandably so. This attempt by two Texas oil companies to roll back California’s landmark clean energy law could deal a major blow to efforts…
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A Foreclosure Moratorium Should Be Just the Start

huffingtonpost.com By Preeti Vissa The good news is that recent revelations about foreclosures being finalized based on improper documentation — legal filings often not even read by the bank officials who signed hundreds or thousands of them at a time…
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The Real Face of Proposition 23

www.triplepundit.com By C.C. Song, The Greenlining Institute In the backyard of the Tesoro and Valero refineries in Wilmington, California lives a thriving community that has been fighting back against the oil giants for years. Because of Proposition 23, attention has…
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We Don’t Have to Throw Homeowners Overboard

huffingtonpost.com By Preeti Vissa A funny thing has happened since I wrote last week about the need for both a broad foreclosure moratorium and for longer-term reforms, including principal reduction, to help homeowners who now owe vastly more than their…
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