Protest to Proposed Merger of Level 3 and CenturyLink

Level 3 and CenturyLink are “middle mile” broadband providers.  Broadband providers like AT&T and Comcast contract with middle mile providers to deliver Internet traffic across the country or internationally.  Level 3 and Centurylink have asked the CPUC to approve a merger of the two companies.  This Protest explains Greenlining’s objections to the merger, such as the merger resulting in less broadband investment and reducing competition.
Read the comments here.

Opening Comments of The Greenlining Institute on Proposals for Net Energy Metering Alternatives for Disadvantaged Communities

Comments are on proposals to encourage solar development in disadvantaged communities. Greenlining’s comments focus on ensuring low-income and communities of color most impacted by dirty energy can access and benefit from California’s clean energy economy. Read the comments here.

Greenlining’s Testimony in Support of AB 1344, Voting Information for Current and Former Offenders

Greenlining Health Policy Fellow Daniel Cano testified before the California Assembly Committee on Public Safety in favor of AB 1344, which addresses the voting rights of formerly incarcerated. The measure would require the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to provide parolees with the most recent version of the Secretary of State’s voting rights guide. Read the letter here.

Coalition Public Comment to the Workforce Alliance for the North Bay Regarding Its 2017-2020 Local Strategic Plan

The Greenlining Institute submitted a written public comment on behalf of the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, a statewide coalition with over 100 organizations. We urged the Workforce Alliance for the North Bay to further advance racial equity in its local strategic plan. Recommendations include guaranteeing comprehensive support services for immigrant and reentry populations, disaggregating outcome data, and getting local community based organizations more involved in the workforce development training/programs.

Read the comment here.

Coalition Public Comment to the Pacific Gateway Workforce Development Board Regarding Its 2017-2020 Local Strategic Plan

The Greenlining Institute submitted a written public comment on behalf of the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, a statewide coalition with over 100 organizations. We urged the Pacific Gateway Workforce Development Board to further advance racial equity in their local strategic plan. Recommendations include guaranteeing comprehensive support services for immigrant and reentry population, disaggregating outcome data, and getting local community based organizations more involved in the workforce development training/programs.

Read the comment here.

Public Comment to the Alameda County Workforce Development Board Regarding Its 2017-2020 Local Strategic Plan

The Greenlining Institute submitted a written public comment urging the Alameda County Workforce Development Board to further advance racial equity in their local strategic plan. Recommendations include guaranteeing comprehensive support services for immigrant and reentry population, disaggregating outcome data, and getting local community based organizations more involved in the workforce development training/programs.

Read the comment here.

Public Comment to the East Bay Regional Planning Unit Regarding Its 2017-2020 Regional Strategic Plan

The Greenlining Institute submitted a written public comment urging the East Bay Regional Planning Unit to further advance racial equity in their regional strategic plan. Recommendations include guaranteeing comprehensive support services for immigrant and reentry population, disaggregating outcome data, and getting local community based organizations more involved in the workforce development training/programs.

Read the comment here.

Coalition Public Comment to the Oakland Workforce Development Board Regarding Its 2017-2020 Local Strategic Plan

The Greenlining Institute submitted a written public comment on behalf of the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, a statewide coalition with over 100 organizations. We urged the Oakland Workforce Development Board to further advance racial equity in its local strategic plan. Recommendations include guaranteeing comprehensive support services for immigrant and reentry population, disaggregating outcome data, and getting local community based organizations more involved in the workforce development training/programs.

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Letter to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors on Why the Federal Reserve Must Support Diversity of Regional Bank Presidents

At Greenlining, we understand that people solve the problems they see. Disproportionate unemployment of our communities is inextricably linked to the absence of a single black or Latino regional bank president in the Fed’s 102 year old history. Read the letter here.