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Plan Today, Save Tomorrow: Climate-Resilient Transportation Infrastructure

September 21, 2021 Victor Flores Environmental Equity

Normally the transition to autumn is brought in with new wardrobes, fun activities and vacation. Yet as summer comes to a close, instead the world is [...]

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Program Design for $2 Billion in One-Time Funding To Address Direct Water and Power Utility COVID-19 Debt Relief

September 13, 2021 Mad Stano Energy Equity

“In order for water and power utility debt relief to reach low-income and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) customers who are experiencing utility burden [...]

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A Race-Conscious Baby Bonds Program Can Address California’s Racial Wealth Gap

September 7, 2021 Betelhem Muno, Muhammad Alameldin Economic Equity

Social determinants of health determine 80 – 90% of an individual’s health outcomes, a larger contributor than their access to health care. Access to nutritious food, [...]

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Climate Justice is Racial Justice

September 1, 2021 Sona Mohnot Environmental Equity

This weekend, Hurricane Ida made landfall in my hometown of New Orleans, leaving behind a wake of destruction as flooding and power outages impacted over a [...]

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The California Recall Election: Why We All Must Vote

August 30, 2021 Debra Gore-Mann General

The California recall election — deciding whether or not to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office — is Sept. 14. Ballots have already been mailed out, [...]

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ADUs Must Be Built for BIPOC Communities, by BIPOC Builders

August 26, 2021 Otelo Reggy-Beane Economic Equity, Leadership Academy

Since I was in middle school, my dad has owned a small construction business. On my way to school, I would help him check the numbers [...]

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BIPOC Renters Face Too Many Barriers to Housing in California

August 17, 2021 Mariah De Leon

California has the third lowest rate of homeownership in the country due to sky-high housing costs that leave many Californians with no choice but to rent. [...]

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Making Equity a Priority in the Infrastructure Bill

August 10, 2021 Debra Gore-Mann

California Congressional Delegation Must Push for Equity in the Infrastructure Bill At long last, infrastructure legislation based on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is moving forward [...]

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Zero Emissions Zones: A tool to target benefits of vehicle electrification to communities that need it most

July 27, 2021 Leslie Aguayo, David Reichmuth Energy Equity, Environmental Equity

Zero emission vehicle technologies, like battery electric and fuel cell vehicles, are critical to reducing air pollution and climate-changing emissions from transportation. State and federal policies [...]

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The Automated Decisions Systems Accountability Act (AB 13) Explained

June 15, 2021 Vinhcent Le Economic Equity, Technology Equity

The public sector increasingly uses automated systems to make decisions and as a way to improve efficiency. However, poorly designed automated decisions systems (ADS) can create [...]

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