Addressing Racial Inequity in the Financial Sector

Earlier this month the Greenlining Institute honored Congresswoman Barbara Lee with a Racial Justice Warrior award and Maria Contreras Sweet with a Small Business Advocate award at our inaugural Financial Services Forum. The forum brought together more than 120 community…
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Financial Reform 5 Years Later: Promise Unfulfilled

The Huffington Post  by Preeti Vissa It’s been five years since President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank financial reform act on July 21, 2010, saying the law would “lead all of us to a stronger, more prosperous future.” Despite some positive…
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Meaningless Federal Financial-Institution Diversity Standards Just Released

DiversityInc by Barbara Frankel Six federal agencies recently released joint standards to assess diversity efforts of the financial institutions they represent. Unfortunately, the standards have no means of accountability — they are entirely voluntary and require only self-assessment. The standards…
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Charging Ahead with Legislative Victories!

Did You Know? Voter Registration is Now in 10 Different Languages! Californians can now register to vote online in English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Khmer, Tagalog, and Thai. We need your help to let the community know about this. The Greenlining…
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