Unpaid utility bills? California will pay off $2 billion to avoid shutoffs

July 19, 2021 Energy Equity

By Jackie Botts CalMatters Two years ago the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power shut off electricity at Will Hollman’s home in the San Fernando [...]


California’s ‘historic’ broadband bill passes key Senate committee

July 14, 2021 Technology Equity

By Cyrus Farivar NBC News The California Senate Budget Committee passed a comprehensive bill Wednesday aimed at expanding broadband infrastructure across the state, setting up all-but-certain [...]

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Automated Decision Systems Accountability Act Passes Key Committee

July 14, 2021 Technology Equity

AB 13 seeks to prevent algorithm-driven systems from resulting in discrimination SACRAMENTO – Today, the Senate Committee on Judiciary approved Assembly Bill (AB) 13, authored by [...]

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Equity Analysis Resolution Approved by California State Assembly

July 5, 2021 Health Equity

HR 39 encourages lawmakers to adopt equity analysis for legislation Contact: Brenda Contreras, Press Aide, Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, 323-316-5900,   Molly Tafoya, Director of Communications, [...]

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State Budget Makes Key Investments to Address Recovery

July 1, 2021 Economic Equity, Energy Equity, Environmental Equity

Contact: Molly Tafoya, Director of Communications, The Greenlining Institute,; 808-256-7064 (cell)  (Oakland, CA, July 1, 2021) — The new fiscal year begins today in California [...]


What the US can learn from Europe about broadband affordability (and what it can’t)

June 23, 2021 Technology Equity

By Katie Collins CNET Some of the prices for fixed broadband in Europe are low enough to make the average internet-addicted American swoon. Think gigabit fiber [...]


The Evolution of DEI at Deckers Brands

June 17, 2021 Diversity & Inclusion

By Deckers Brands Winslow, Evans & Crocker Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories, today announced [...]


MacKenzie Scott Donates $2.7B to Charity; Here’s Which Organizations Were Recipients

June 16, 2021 Diversity & Inclusion

By Alexandra Hutzler Newsweek Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has donated more than $2.7 billion to hundreds of charities and organizations. Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, made the [...]

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Greenlining Receives Major Gift from MacKenzie Scott to Advance Transformative Racial Equity Agenda

June 15, 2021 Diversity & Inclusion

Press Contact: Molly Tafoya, Director of Communications, The Greenlining Institute,, 808-256-7064 (c) (Oakland, CA)–The Greenlining Institute expresses our profound gratitude for the generous gift from [...]


Programmers, Lawmakers Want A.I. to Eliminate Bias, Not Promote It

June 9, 2021 Technology Equity

By Kristian Hernandez PEW Trusts DALLAS — When software engineer Bejoy Narayana was developing, an application to help automate Dallas-Fort Worth’s Section 8 voucher program, [...]

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Cell: 808-256-7064

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