Together We Can Build a More Equitable Tax Code

Together We Can Build a More Equitable Tax Code

01 Mar 2017 | PolicyLink

Annually, the federal government returns upwards of $640 billion directly back to households to help increase financial security through the tax code. Of that, nearly 80 percent goes back to households who are already wealthy. Current tax reform proposals aim to increase the amount | Read more >

Introducing the Corporate Racial Equity Advantage

Introducing the Corporate Racial Equity Advantage

08 Feb 2017 |

Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
Mark Kramer, Founder and Managing Director, FSG

Now, more than ever, the future of America depends on equity-- just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. The | Read more >

Justice in Policing

Justice in Policing

15 Jul 2016 |

Communities across the country that have lived for too long under the weight of discriminatory policing and mass incarceration are calling for a transformation of our policing and criminal justice systems. They are making it clear that it is time for policies to first and foremost | Read more >

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

24 Jun 2016 | Alliance for Boys and Men of Color
Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court issued a “tied” ruling in the United States v. Texas, No. 15-674, affirming the lower court’s decision to block President Obama’s Executive Action on immigration.  We are deeply disappointed in the Supreme Court’s inability to issue a | Read more >

Equity Speaks: A Podcast Series

31 Dec 2015 |

Equity Speaks explores the role of racial and social equity in policy, politics, and pop culture through in-depth conversations with movement trailblazers.

A Conversation with Rick Lowe - Artist, Social Sculptor, and 2014 MacArthur "Genius" Fellow

Their conversation delves into | Read more >

Support Healthy Food Financing Initiative

Support Healthy Food Financing Initiative

05 Nov 2015 |

With almost 29 million Americans without access to healthy foods, the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) is desperately needed to bring jobs and investment and improve health in low-income urban and rural communities.

Since 2011, over $169 million has been awarded through the | Read more >

Equity Summit 2015—Exploring Race, Place, and Economy in Los Angeles

Equity Summit 2015—Exploring Race, Place, and Economy in Los Angeles

08 Oct 2015 | Jesus Flores, PolicyLink Intern

The countdown for the Equity Summit 2015 is coming to a close. With more than 200 speakers and presenters from across the country, this year’s Summit will not only offer unprecedented insight into local, regional, and national issues — it will give attendees a unique viewpoint on | Read more >

Transportation Advocates from Across U.S. Gather for Equity Convening

Transportation Advocates from Across U.S. Gather for Equity Convening

28 Jul 2015 | Julie Faust, The Leadership Conference Education Fund

Early this July, six local transportation organizations from across the country  gathered in D.C. for the Transportation Equity Caucus (TEC) first national equity convening — a two-day event of trainings, story-sharing, strategizing, and Hill visits with key transportation | Read more >

Equity in Policing

Equity in Policing

10 Jun 2015 | PolicyLink

From Los Angeles to Staten Island, a movement led by determined young people of color is reimagining community safety and demanding that the country value Black and Brown lives. As incidents of police violence against people of color continue at an alarming pace, young leaders | Read more >

Who Benefits from the Tax Code?

Who Benefits from the Tax Code?

18 Nov 2014 | PolicyLink

In theory, tax code–based public subsidies should help all families save and invest, but instead, wealthier households receive most of the benefits. In fact, a recent analysis of the largest wealth-building tax subsidies found that the top 1 percent of households received more | Read more >

Community Centered Policing Tools in Practice

Community Centered Policing Tools in Practice

20 Oct 2014 |

A persistent fear of police is nothing new to me or any other black man in America. But there are no words to describe the pain, the fear, and the anger that has gripped me over the past several months.

Much of my work is focused on ensuring young people of color have access to the | Read more >

Growing Equitable Food Systems

Growing Equitable Food Systems

17 Oct 2014 | Angela Glover Blackwell

Next week our country will gather together to celebrate Food Day 2014 and join in the fight for a healthy, equitable food system -- one that supports and protects all Americans, especially those living in low-income communities and communities of color. For many years, these | Read more >

AB 2060 Workforce Bill Signed Into Law

AB 2060 Workforce Bill Signed Into Law

19 Sep 2014 | Erika Rincón Whitcomb

California has one of the largest and most expensive prison systems in the nation and is currently under a federal court order to reduce its prison population. System and community leaders across the state have recognized the urgent need to lower the numbers of current prisoners | Read more >

Low-Wage Workers Need Predictable Schedules and Minimum Hours

Low-Wage Workers Need Predictable Schedules and Minimum Hours

29 Jul 2014 |

Unpredictable and unstable work schedules are painfully disruptive to many part-time and full-time hourly worker’s lives and budgets. Without knowing when and for how long they will be working, hourly workers struggle to meet family and economic responsibilities. In some cases, | Read more >

As California Heals, So Should the Nation

As California Heals, So Should the Nation

20 May 2014 |

Our future prosperity depends on all of our young people having a fair chance to succeed. But too many of our boys and young men of color (primarily African American, Latino, Native American, and Southeast Asian) disproportionately experience failing schools, disconnected | Read more >

Senate Bill Falls Short of Equitable Transportation Agenda

Senate Bill Falls Short of Equitable Transportation Agenda

19 May 2014 | Melissa Wells

Last week the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act, a $257 billion, six-year surface transportation reauthorization proposal. The legislation sets policy that shapes federal investment in our nation’s highways, bridges, streets, roads, | Read more >

Let's Connect to Opportunity

Let's Connect to Opportunity

16 May 2014 | Angela Glover Blackwell

Cross-posted on Huffington Post

Transportation is an essential ingredient for building healthier communities. That's why an equitable and well-functioning transportation system that works for everyone is so important.

Transportation is one of a few basic elements we all need in our | Read more >

Summary and Analysis of the GROW AMERICA Act

Summary and Analysis of the GROW AMERICA Act

12 May 2014 | Anita Cozart

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 >

Don't Pull Up The Ladder

Don't Pull Up The Ladder

14 Feb 2013 | Angela Glover Blackwell

by Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink and Mary Kay Henry, president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Toward the end of his inspiring State of the Union address to the nation, President Obama said we must “build new ladders of opportunity into the | Read more >