Report Card Ranks Best and Worst Small Business Lenders to Minorities

Written by: Christian Gonzalez-Rivera

Contact:
Christian González-Rivera
Research Program Coordinator
Tel.: 510-926-4020
christiang@greenlining.org
greenlining.org

Today, the Greenlining Institute issued its annual report card ranking the performance of top financial institutions in SBA lending to minority entrepreneurs. The findings are based on the verified data for fiscal year 2007 provided to Greenlining by the SBA through a Freedom of Information Act request. Continue reading “Report Card Ranks Best and Worst Small Business Lenders to Minorities”

Leveling the Playing Field for Minority Entrepreneurs

AT&T, GREENLINING INSTITUTE AND UCLA ANDERSON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Contact :
Thalia N.C. González
Senior Legal Counsel
510-926-4002

mailto:thaliag@greenlining.org

Berkeley , CA – With over a million dollars in initial funding from AT&T’s merger with SBC, the Greenlining Institute, AT&T and UCLA Anderson School of Management are set to launch the 2008 management programs focused on training minority entrepreneurs in California. Continue reading “Leveling the Playing Field for Minority Entrepreneurs”

PUC to Scrutinize Edison’s Corporate Philanthropy

Thalia González

Senior Legal Counsel

510-926-4002

thaliag@greenlining.org

Jesse W. Raskin

Legal Counsel

510-898-0506

jesser@greenlining.org

Berkeley , CA – On March 26, 2008, California Public Utilities Commission President Michael R. Peevey issued a landmark decision which increases public oversight into Southern California Edison’s record as a corporate citizen, within the context of the utility’s pending application for a $ 2.9 billion rate increase. Continue reading “PUC to Scrutinize Edison’s Corporate Philanthropy”

Greenlining Exposes Farmers Insurance Attempt to Escape Scrutiny of its Multi-Million Dollar Rate Increase

Source: www.insurancebroadcasting.com | Written by: Insurance Newscast

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 (Farmers) application for a 6.9 percent rate increase on their homeowner multi-peril insurance product line. Continue reading “Greenlining Exposes Farmers Insurance Attempt to Escape Scrutiny of its Multi-Million Dollar Rate Increase”

Public Hearing on Edison’s Three Billion Dollar Rate Hike

Contacts: Thalia González

Senior Legal Counsel

510-926-4002 / mailto:thaliag@greenlining.org

Jesse W. Raskin

Legal Counsel

510-898-0506 / mailto:jesser@greenlining.org

Public Hearing on Edison ‘s Three Billion Dollar Rate Hike: Company Ignores Ongoing Recession, Californians to Pay More for Basic Services

Berkeley , CA – The California Public Utilities Commission is a hold a series of public hearings where southern California residents can voice their concerns regarding Edison ‘s $2.898 billion dollar rate hike. Many community groups, including Mabuhay Alliance, FALCON, the Inland Empire Latino Coalition, and the Greenlining Institute oppose the rate hike, for the following reasons: Continue reading “Public Hearing on Edison’s Three Billion Dollar Rate Hike”

Annual Supplier Diversity Report Card 2008

Source: The Greenlining Institute | Written by: Thalia N.C. Gonzalez

Contact:
Thalia N.C. Gonzalez
Senior Legal Counsel
(510) 926-4002
F: (510) 926-4010
thaliag@greenlining.org

BERKELEY , CA – Verizon has surpassed the 2006 & 2007 leader, AT&T, with an impressive 19.3% of its total contracting to minority owned businesses, according to the recently released Greenlining Institute’s 2008 Supplier Diversity Report Card. In contrast, Southern California Edison once again finished last, as a result of its continued decrease in contracts awarded to minority owned businesses. Continue reading “Annual Supplier Diversity Report Card 2008”

Southern California Edison Attacks Leading Community Organization, Censorship and Intimidation Are Obvious Motives

Thalia González

Senior Legal Counsel

510-926-4002 / mailto:thaliag@greenlining.org

Jesse W. RaskinLegal Counsel

510-898-0506 / mailto:jesser@greenlining.org

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON ATTACKS LEADING COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION – CENSORSHIP AND INTIMIDATION ARE OBVIOUS MOTIVES

Berkeley , CA With less than a week to go before cross-examination of Chief Executive Officer Alan Fohrer regarding Southern California Edison’s multi-billion dollar application to increase revenue, the case is heating up! Continue reading “Southern California Edison Attacks Leading Community Organization, Censorship and Intimidation Are Obvious Motives”

Governor’s Tax Policies are Misguided: A Sales Tax on Services Could Avoid Cuts in Education, Healthcare and Social Services

Orson Aguilar

Incoming Executive Director

510-926-4004 office

510-552-0493 cell

orsona@greenlining.org

 

Christian Gonzalez-Rivera

Research Program Coordinator

510-898-0507 office

christiang@greenlining.org

 

Governor’s Tax Policies are Misguided: A Sales Tax on Services Could Avoid Cuts in Education, Healthcare and Social Services

 

Berkeley , CA – Today, May 29 th , The Greenlining Institute made public its letter to Assembly Speaker Karen Bass and the leadership of the California Senate urging them to oppose the Governor’s proposed tax increases and spending cuts (letter attached.) The letter attacked the Governor’s three proposed “tax increases” as regressive and offered three equitable tax reforms that could generate an additional eighteen billion dollars annually. This includes $8.5 billion from expanding the sales tax to include services, with particular emphasis on luxury services. Continue reading “Governor’s Tax Policies are Misguided: A Sales Tax on Services Could Avoid Cuts in Education, Healthcare and Social Services”

Report Shows Lack of Diversity in UC Medical Schools

Christian González-Rivera
Research Program Coordinator
510-898-0507 office
christiang@greenlining.org

Héctor Javier Preciado
Health Policy Director
510-926-4008 office
hectorp@greenlining.org

UC Medical School Diversity Failing to Keep up with California’s Diversity

Berkeley, California.  The Greenlining Institute, a multiethnic research and advocacy institute, has released a report on the diversity of the University of California’s medical student body.  Among the findings is the fact that although African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans make up more than 40% of the population of California, they comprise less than 20% of UC medical students. Continue reading “Report Shows Lack of Diversity in UC Medical Schools”

Foundation Leaders, Tri-Caucus Chairs, Announce New Project to Strengthen Support for Minority and Low-Income Communities

CONTACT:
Daniel Silverman
James Irvine Foundation
415.356.9934
Mike Welch
Office of Assemblymember
Joe Coto
916.319.2023


Foundation Leaders, Tri-Caucus Chairs, Announce New Project to Strengthen Support for Minority and Low-Income Communities

Sacramento ? A coalition of ten large California foundations joined with the chairs of the three ethnic legislative caucuses to announce a pathbreaking project designed to strengthen nonprofit organizations serving low-income and minority communities. The foundations will work together over a multi-year period to make grants that provide capacity building support and technical assistance targeted to minority-led and grassroots, community-based organizations that primarily serve minority and low-income communities in California. In addition, the foundations intend to provide support for leadership development activities that will bolster and train a diverse pipeline of executives, staff and board members for the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Continue reading “Foundation Leaders, Tri-Caucus Chairs, Announce New Project to Strengthen Support for Minority and Low-Income Communities”