Summary of the legislation
The Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America Act (or GROW AMERICA Act) is a $302 billion, four-year surface transportation reauthorization proposal. | Read more >
Summary of the legislation
Statement by Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO of PolicyLink, on Obama Administration Proposal for Surface Transportation Reauthorization
This week the Obama Administration sent its proposal to Congress for a four-year, $302 billion surface transportation reauthorization, called the GROW AMERICA Act. Based on our initial review, we are pleased to see many of the elements of an equitable transportation agenda which we | Read more >
President Obama’s announcement of My Brother’s Keeper yesterday was an unprecedented national acknowledgement of the obstacles preventing too many boys and young men of color from reaching their full potential. The action agenda put forth, which is being supported by some of the | Read more >
The State of the Union address gave a glimpse into how the Obama administration is tackling income inequality in this country. While it’s a strong base to build from, we must acknowledge growing wealth inequalities, and pivot to action. Increasing the minimum wage and expanding the | Read more >
Exciting news for the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) – Congress released its joint Senate and House conference report on the Farm Bill late yesterday. It authorizes $125 million for HFFI and would, for the first time, officially establish the initiative at the U.S. | Read more >
President Obama, today, named the first five sites to receive “Promise Zone” designations: Los Angeles, San Antonio, Philadelphia, south-eastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma.
The announcement came in a speech in which the president made it clear that Promise Zones | Read more >
This week President Obama made us proud and gave us hope by signaling, with conviction, that his administration will prioritize fixing the nation’s fundamental flaw: growing inequality.
In a speech full of insight, he embraced the wisdom of knowledgeable economists, the demands of | Read more >
Transportation Equity Advocates Applaud Confirmation of Anthony Foxx as U.S. Transportation Secretary
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink, issued the following statement following the Senate’s confirmation of Anthony Foxx to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of | Read more >