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 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 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.

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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 Urges California Future Health Workforce Commission to Prioritize the Needs of Communities of Color

Greenlining and 16 coalition partners submitted public comments to the California Future Health Workforce Commission advocating for increased public education investment, stronger health career pathways for young people of color, employment of vulnerable populations such as immigrants and the re-entry population and increased public and private investment in health career pathways.

Coalition Urges Federal Reserve to Develop Transparent, Equitable and Democratic Selections Process

The Greenlining Institute endorsed a letter spearheaded by the Fed Up! Campaign calling for changes in how Federal Reserve Bank Presidents are chosen. In 2017, Raphael Bostic was named President of the Atlanta Fed, the first African American to serve at that level, and there has never been a Latinx Federal Reserve Regional Bank President. The makeup of Fed appointees is heavily skewed towards the financial industry, with nearly 80 percent of Directors coming from the business or banking sectors.

The Greenlining Institute joined with The Center for Popular Democracy’s Fed Up Coalition, Action NC, California Reinvestment Coalition, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, New York Communities for Change, PolicyLink and the Revolving Door Project to demand more transparency and meaningful public input in the critical process of selecting new leadership at the Fed and its Regional Banks.

Comments of Greenlining and Consumers Union on Proposed Decision in Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

These comments explain why the Commission should not approve the Comcast-Time Warner Cable transaction.  The Commission’s Proposed Decision correctly finds that the merger would cause severe harms to consumers and the public interest. However, the Commission’s proposed conditions are insufficient to outweigh those harms.  Accordingly, the Commission should deny the merger.

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Comments of Greenlining on Final Interagency Diversity Standards in Financial Sector

The Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion are charged with creating standards on workforce and supplier diversity for nearly 70,000 financial institutions in the private sector. Disappointed with their final standards, published in June 2015, Greenlining submitted a final response detailing how the OMWIs’ can improve these regulations moving forward.

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Comments of the Greenlining Institute on the Federal Reserve Proposed Regulation II: Debit Card Interchange Fees and Routing

The Greenlining Institute appreciates the Federal Reserve Board’s solicitation of public input for the proposed Regulation II regarding debit card interchange fees and routing.

In light of Greenlining’s mission to ensure safe and equitable access for all communities to the financial sector, we are especially concerned about any disproportionate impact the implementation of (or the failure to implement) this proposed rule could have for unbanked Americans.
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