On September 14th, The Greenlining Institute submitted a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, along with 33 nonprofits, Chambers of Commerce, and business associations, strongly urging the CFPB to implement Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. The rule amends the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to require financial institutions to compile, maintain, and report critical information about small business lending activity including an applicant’s race, ethnicity, and gender. Section 1071 will be critical in ensuring fair access to capital for small, women- and minority-owned businesses. Read the letter here.
By participating in this proceeding, Greenlining will work to promote and maximize benefits from clean energy research development in low-income and disadvantaged communities. Read more here.
Greenlining’s comments ask the FCC to reject broadband providers’ attempts to eliminate local governments’ ability to regulate where providers install telephone and broadband infrastructure. Read the comments here.
These are comments in an FCC proceeding regarding whether providers may shut down so-called “legacy” telephone services. In the comments, Greenlining argues that discontinuance of telephone services is a racial equity issue, and that the Commission must ensure that any discontinuance of services does not have a disparate impact on communities of color. Read the comments here.
Comments are on proposals to encourage solar development in disadvantaged communities. Greenlining’s comments focus on ensuring low-income and communities of color most impacted by dirty energy can access and benefit from California’s clean energy economy. Read the comments here.
Greenlining Health Policy Fellow Daniel Cano testified before the California Assembly Committee on Public Safety in favor of AB 1344, which addresses the voting rights of formerly incarcerated. The measure would require the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to provide parolees with the most recent version of the Secretary of State’s voting rights guide. Read the letter here.