Letter to the Federal Reserve Regarding Proposed Merger Between Cathay General Bancorp and SinoPac Bancorp

The Greenlining Institute wrote to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to express its concern about the proposed merger between Cathay General Bancorp and SinoPac Bancorp. Cathay Bank has a poor lending record to low- and moderate-income borrowers, non-Asian ethnic minority consumers, and small businesses.

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Joint Letter to the Presidential Candidates Regarding the Proposed AT&T/Time Warner Merger

A letter from Greenlining and 17 other digital rights, social justice and consumer advocacy groups representing tens of millions of people to Secretary Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump urging the presidential candidates to reject the proposed AT&T/Time Warner merger and oppose growing monopoly power in America.

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Comments to the National Telecommunications & Information Administration on Researching Solutions to Digital Redlining

Broadband is a key tool for economic empowerment in communities of color and equal access to economic opportunity can’t happen without broadband access. Despite nationwide progress in developing broadband infrastructure, the digital divide remains, leaving communities of color with less access to affordable broadband. We need research to determine policy that will bridge this gap.

Greenlining urges the NTIA to gather data on the value and cost of broadband, the effectiveness of federal access programs and how broadband access differs between different neighborhoods with different demographics.

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Addendum Letter to the CA Department of Insurance regarding Aetna/Humana Merger

This letter further clarifies Greenlining’s opposition to the Aetna/Humana merger, and outlines specific provisions that must be made included in the merger agreement. This letter provides detailed guidelines to Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, who will be submitting his recommendations to the federal department of justice.

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Public Comment at CA Department of Insurance Hearing regarding Aetna/Humana Merger

Anthony Galace, Health Equity Director, expresses Greenlining’s opposition to the proposed merger between Aetna and Humana. Greenlining’s primary concerns regarding this merger center on the lack diversity and inclusion measure that address the needs of communities of color.

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Greenlining’s Testimony in Support of AB 2722, the Transformative Climate Communities Program

Greenlining Environmental Equity Director Alvaro Sanchez testified before the California Assembly Committee on Natural Resources in favor of legislation creating a Transformative Climate Communities Program, designed to foster an integrated, collaborative approach to comprehensively address the burdens of disproportionately impacted communities that have suffered from decades of environmental pollution and neglect.
To read the testimony, click here.