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Who Is an Environmentalist?: Changing the Face of Environmentalism

February 5, 2020 Courtnie Phillip Environmental Equity, Leadership Academy

If you had asked me 10 or even five years ago to characterize an environmentalist, I would have never described someone who looks like me–a Black [...]

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CalRx is not a Magic Bullet for Costly Prescription Drugs

January 31, 2020 Christian Beauvoir Health Equity

The Cost of Prescription Drugs is a Crisis Too often in California and around the U.S., people must choose between paying for medication that costs too [...]

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Newsom’s Proposed California Budget: What Does It Mean for Climate Equity?

January 30, 2020 Alvaro Sanchez, Emi Wang Environmental Equity

Californians know that climate change is here, climate change is real, and climate change is the biggest threat to our planet’s future. Less known but recently [...]

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The State of High-Speed Internet Access in California

January 23, 2020 Paul Goodman Technology Equity

On January 10, Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed California state budget for 2020-2021.  The proposed budget predicts over $150 billion in revenue, which will be [...]

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Diesel Exhaust Kills. Electric Trucks Can Help

December 13, 2019 Leslie Aguayo Environmental Equity

Diesel exhaust literally kills. But the California Air Resources Board has a chance to protect life and health with new standards for electric trucks.  From 1999 [...]

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2020 Census and the Digital Divide

November 4, 2019 Gissela Moya Leadership Academy

California’s digital divide remains a big issue given that next year’s Census will be digital for the first time. Many barriers already prevent an accurate census [...]

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“Homewreckers” and Why We Need Investigative Journalism

November 4, 2019 Bruce Mirken Economic Equity

I used to be a reporter and I miss it sometimes – not the long hours and low pay, but the digging underneath the surface and [...]

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Greenlining Neighborhoods: Our Approach to Community Investment

October 24, 2019 Sonrisa Cooper Economic Equity

The Greenlining Institute’s name started out as a response to redlining, but like all things, our work has evolved. Moving beyond just bringing resources into underserved [...]

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Making Equity Real: Results of Greenlining’s Legislative Priorities

October 21, 2019 Preeti Vissa Kristipati General

In May, I wrote about our major legislative priorities for 2019 and how we focused on making equity real in our communities. October 13 was officially [...]

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Building a Nation Where Communities of Color Thrive: Debra Gore-Mann on Why She Joined Greenlining

October 10, 2019 Debra Gore-Mann General

As our country tackles problems that disproportionately affect communities of color, we must face the origins of these challenges head-on. And with an election year approaching, [...]

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