2015 Supplier Diversity Report Card: Total Spending Remains High, But Progress Has Stalled

Greenlining’s 2015 Supplier Diversity Report Card finds that contracting with minority-owned businesses by California energy and telecommunications companies dropped in 2014 and contracting with Latino-owned businesses plunged to its lowest level in the past five years. While the overall level of contracting with diverse businesses remains high, the drop in 2014 represents a surprising interruption in years of steady progress.

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Voices from the Front Lines: Barriers to Health Care for Undocumented Californians

Over two million Californians have gained health coverage due to the Affordable Care Act, but the ACA specifically excludes more than one million undocumented Californians. To help ensure that this population gets treated as human beings and not just a statistical abstraction, The Greenlining Institute held in-depth discussions with undocumented Californians from a variety of ethnic backgrounds and compiled their thoughts and experience.

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Community Voices: Improving Access to Voting for California’s Limited-English Proficiency Communities

One in nine eligible California voters speaks only limited English, and many of these voters don’t know what help and services are available to them. In discussions with ethnically mixed groups of bilingual poll workers, poll monitors, phone bankers and voter mobilization volunteers, Greenlining found significant gaps in outreach to these voters, along with potential ways to improve the system.

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Electric Carsharing in Underserved Communities: Considerations for Program Success

Thanks to legislation enacted in 2014, SB 1275 (de León), the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has taken the first steps to create carsharing programs for electric cars in low and moderate income communities. To help make this process as effective as possible, The Greenlining Institute put together an analysis that guides policymakers through such complicated issues as insurance, credit and payment options, parking, infrastructure and outreach, all of which will be critical to the success of these efforts.

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Community Voices: Barriers to Voting for California’s Formerly Incarcerated

Californians who have been in state prison are able to vote after completing their sentence or finishing parole, but many are unaware of their rights. Greenlining solicited input from formerly incarcerated communities in order to understand their experiences and develop recommendations for making the system work better.

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Community Benefit and Missed Opportunities: A Case Study of Three San Francisco Hospitals

California not-for-profit hospitals receive more than twice as much in tax breaks as they give back to taxpayers in community benefit spending, and Greenlining’s analysis of three major San Francisco hospitals shows a disturbing lack of transparency in public reporting of these activities.

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Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion: Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act

The Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion can play a key role in making our financial system more responsive to communities of color. Greenlining’s fact sheet looks at how congressional oversight and improved data collection can help the OMWIs do their job better.

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Voices from the Front Lines: California’s Remaining Uninsured and the Safety Net

While the Affordable Care Act has helped millions of Californians gain health insurance, millions remain uninsured and dependent on a complex, underfunded safety net system. The Greenlining Institute interviewed staff from safety net providers, foundations that support health work, and a policy nonprofit in order to get perspectives from those on the front lines of health care.

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