Coalition Supports CA Resolution for Strong, Independent CFPB

A coalition of 24 organizations wrote to California Assemblywoman Monique Limón applauding her resolution expressing the state’s support for a strong and independent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Assembly Joint Resolution 48 urges the President and Congress to maintain the integrity of the CFPB to carry out its duties to protect and defend consumers from predatory practices and abuses in the financial sector.

Coalition Public Comment to the Workforce Alliance for the North Bay Regarding Its 2017-2020 Local Strategic Plan

The Greenlining Institute submitted a written public comment on behalf of the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, a statewide coalition with over 100 organizations. We urged the Workforce Alliance for the North Bay to further advance racial equity in its local strategic plan. Recommendations include guaranteeing comprehensive support services for immigrant and reentry populations, disaggregating outcome data, and getting local community based organizations more involved in the workforce development training/programs.

Read the comment here.

Coalition Public Comment to the Pacific Gateway Workforce Development Board Regarding Its 2017-2020 Local Strategic Plan

The Greenlining Institute submitted a written public comment on behalf of the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, a statewide coalition with over 100 organizations. We urged the Pacific Gateway Workforce Development Board to further advance racial equity in their local strategic plan. Recommendations include guaranteeing comprehensive support services for immigrant and reentry population, disaggregating outcome data, and getting local community based organizations more involved in the workforce development training/programs.

Read the comment here.

Coalition Public Comment to the Oakland Workforce Development Board Regarding Its 2017-2020 Local Strategic Plan

The Greenlining Institute submitted a written public comment on behalf of the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, a statewide coalition with over 100 organizations. We urged the Oakland Workforce Development Board to further advance racial equity in its local strategic plan. Recommendations include guaranteeing comprehensive support services for immigrant and reentry population, disaggregating outcome data, and getting local community based organizations more involved in the workforce development training/programs.

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Coalition Opposes Request to Reduce Saint Agnes Medical Center’s Charity Care Obligation

A statewide coalition of 17 organizations, including The Greenlining Institute, sent a letter to the California Office of the Attorney General to express opposition to Saint Agnes Medical Center’s (SAMC) request to reduce the hospital’s charity care spending obligation. The proposed reduction would significantly decrease hospital spending designated for indigent and underserved patients.

Coalition Opposes Nonprofit Hospitals’ Requests to Reduce Charity Care Obligations

A statewide coalition of five organizations, including The Greenlining Institute, sent a letter to the California Office of the Attorney General to express opposition to Verdugo Hills Hospital and Mission Community Hospital’s requests to reduce their charity care spending obligations. The proposed reductions would significantly decrease hospital spending designated for indigent and underserved patients. The coalition urged the rejection of all similar requests from nonprofit hospitals.

Call for Questions on Expanding Internet Access in Upcoming Presidential Debates

Over three dozen signers from a diverse group of national civil rights groups, technology policy advocates, media advocates, and community organizing groups sent a letter to moderators of the four upcoming debates, urging them to ask how the candidates will help more Americans have access to affordable high-speed Internet choices.

To read the letter, click here.

Amicus Brief to Restore Net Neutrality

The Greenlining Institute, Common Cause, Center for Media Justice, Color of Change, 18 Million Rising, Media Alliance and Media Mobilizing Project filed an amicus brief urging the DC Court of Appeals to vacate the Federal Communications Commission’s unlawful repeal of net neutrality. The groups argued that the FCC’s net neutrality rules are critical for civic engagement, civil rights, and democracy, particularly for communities of color.