Close the Camps

ICE Raids, Asylum Seekers and the Othering of People of Color

July 19, 2019 Preeti Vissa Kristipati

Like many of you, I’ve watched the reports and rumors of expected ICE raids, images of adults and children in U.S. concentration camps and the attacks [...]


Instacart, the Gig Economy, and Doubling Down on Algorithmic Bias

July 18, 2019 Paul Goodman Technology Equity

Gig economy firms like Instacart, and most tech companies, fail to recognize implicit bias. So their algorithms often discriminate against people of color. With thirty-one percent [...]

AB 539, Close the loophole for Payday Lenders

Fix the Loophole that Lets Predatory Lenders Rip People Off

July 3, 2019 Rawan Elhalaby Economic Equity

A loophole in California Financing Law lets predatory lenders charge virtually any interest rate for loans over $2,500, which is disproportionately harming the financial stability of  [...]

If you use a health tracker you should worry about internet privacy

That Health Tracker and Your Internet Privacy

June 20, 2019 Paul Goodman Technology Equity

Over the past few years, there’s been a surge in the popularity of health tracker devices and applications that keep tabs on health information such as [...]

Bringing Community Solar to an Environmental Justice Community

Bringing Community Solar to an Environmental Justice Community

June 17, 2019 Jessica Iñiguez Energy Equity, Leadership Academy

California is rapidly transitioning from a fossil fuel based economy to a clean energy economy: A recent walking tour of an environmental justice community, Willowbrook in [...]

#ChangeFromWithin: We Need a Personal Vision for Our Community to Thrive!

#ChangeFromWithin: We Need a Personal Vision for Our Community to Thrive!

June 5, 2019 Haleema Bharoocha Leadership Academy

My first #ChangeFromWithin reflection focused on how anger can be of service in leadership. Now I want to shift to the part that comes after anger: [...]

This picture of my family wouldn't have been possible under the Trump immigration plan

My Family Wouldn’t Be Here Under the Trump Immigration Plan

May 22, 2019 Bruce Mirken

Recently, President Trump announced an “immigration plan” – actually, just a set of talking points, without enough detail to be called a real plan. While it [...]

California 2019 Legislative Agenda

Making Equity Real: Our 2019 Agenda for the California Legislature

May 15, 2019 Preeti Vissa Kristipati Economic Equity, Energy Equity, Environmental Equity, Health Equity, Technology Equity

The California Legislature is well into its 2019 session, considering hundreds of bills as well as the state budget. In my first post as Interim President, [...]


Ambition, My Personal Narrative and “Harder Skills”

May 9, 2019 Sonrisa Cooper Leadership Academy

As long as I can remember, I’ve had ambition. Some of the early career paths I considered for myself were Oscar-winning actress, renowned surgeon, or world-famous [...]


SB 50 and a Comprehensive Approach to California’s Housing Crisis

May 2, 2019 Sonrisa Cooper Economic Equity, Environmental Equity

As nearly every Californian knows, we are in the midst of a dire housing crisis. Thanks to years of steady population growth and low rates of [...]

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