Community Voices: Improving Access to Voting for California’s Limited-English Proficiency Communities

One in nine eligible California voters speaks only limited English, and many of these voters don’t know what help and services are available to them. In discussions with ethnically mixed groups of bilingual poll workers, poll monitors, phone bankers and voter mobilization volunteers, Greenlining found significant gaps in outreach to these voters, along with potential ways to improve the system.

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Electric Carsharing in Underserved Communities: Considerations for Program Success

Thanks to legislation enacted in 2014, SB 1275 (de León), the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has taken the first steps to create carsharing programs for electric cars in low and moderate income communities. To help make this process as effective as possible, The Greenlining Institute put together an analysis that guides policymakers through such complicated issues as insurance, credit and payment options, parking, infrastructure and outreach, all of which will be critical to the success of these efforts.

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Community Voices: Barriers to Voting for California’s Formerly Incarcerated

Californians who have been in state prison are able to vote after completing their sentence or finishing parole, but many are unaware of their rights. Greenlining solicited input from formerly incarcerated communities in order to understand their experiences and develop recommendations for making the system work better.

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Community Benefit and Missed Opportunities: A Case Study of Three San Francisco Hospitals

California not-for-profit hospitals receive more than twice as much in tax breaks as they give back to taxpayers in community benefit spending, and Greenlining’s analysis of three major San Francisco hospitals shows a disturbing lack of transparency in public reporting of these activities.

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Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion: Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act

The Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion can play a key role in making our financial system more responsive to communities of color. Greenlining’s fact sheet looks at how congressional oversight and improved data collection can help the OMWIs do their job better.

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Voices from the Front Lines: California’s Remaining Uninsured and the Safety Net

While the Affordable Care Act has helped millions of Californians gain health insurance, millions remain uninsured and dependent on a complex, underfunded safety net system. The Greenlining Institute interviewed staff from safety net providers, foundations that support health work, and a policy nonprofit in order to get perspectives from those on the front lines of health care.

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Covered California’s First Year: Strong Enrollment Numbers Mask Serious Gaps

Covered California, the state health insurance exchange created under the Affordable Care Act, deserves credit for strong enrollment numbers in its first year, but Greenlining’s analysis finds serious deficiencies in its outreach and enrollment efforts. In particular, Covered California must reach out more effectively to Californians who don’t speak English well.

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2014 Supplier Diversity Report Card: Unexpected Achievements and Continuing Gaps

Greenlining strongly supports programs that encourage large companies to do business with minority small businesses. Our 2014 Supplier Diversity Report Card documents a record-setting year for the CPUC’s supplier diversity program, with $8.5 billion in contracts going to diverse businesses.

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2013 Annual Report: Celebrating 20 Years

We are excited to share with you our 2013 Annual Report.

2013 was a remarkable year for The Greenlining Institute, in which we published 11 reports, organized more events than ever, and played a key role in shaping legislative developments and regulatory decisions in Sacramento and Washington. We also made plans to reclaim a failed bank building in downtown Oakland and transform it into not only Greenlining’s new home, but a hub for innovation, collaboration and revitalization.

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