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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

All-In Nation: Communicating about Race, Equity, and the Economy

To build an all-in nation, advocates and policymakers must talk squarely about how and why racial inequities hinder economic growth and development for everyone. But how can we communicate effectively about race and the economy? How do we expand the conversation about racial inclusion in a way that is honest, productive, and engages people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds? During this...

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Webinars | 2013

Food Policy 101: Expanding Healthy Food Access on Food Day 2013

In honor of Food Day, the Healthy Food Access Portal held a food policy 101 webinar which brought together community leaders and activists from throughout the country to share strategies for improving access to healthy foods. Webinar speakers discussed the best way to harness the power of community to create policy change at the local, state, and federal levels. The webinar addressed a range...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

All-In Nation: Jobs, Income, and Assets: Economic Security for All

Economic security—having enough money to cover basic needs and enough savings to invest in the future—is essential for the health of families and the health of the economy as a whole. But as inequality has risen, economic insecurity has become the norm, especially for families of color. Join this webinar to learn about the state of communities of color in the American economy and the most...

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Categories: Infrastructure
Webinars | 2013

All Aboard: Making Equity Central in Transportation Planning

Transportation is a critical link to ensuring opportunity for all—connecting us to jobs, schools, housing, health care, and grocery stores. Even more, transportation planning and investment decisions – what we build, where it is placed, and who builds it – is central to creating equitable regions. Urban and rural communities that have sought to target transportation resources to places and...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

All-In Local and State Policy

When it comes to equity, local leaders are innovating the way forward. Across the country, advocates, organizers, public officials, labor leaders, and others are building new coalitions and advancing new policies to create more inclusive and prosperous cities and states. This webinar will explore policy strategies that are promoting equitable growth, including an “all-in” policy platform for...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

All-In Infrastructure: Supporting Communities So All Can Thrive

Infrastructure – including transportation, water, and energy systems -- is critical to connect people to economic opportunity. But infrastructure is often crumbling in communities of color. How can we leverage billions of dollars of infrastructure improvements to reduce the nation’s unemployment and poverty rates and create pathways to jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities for our...

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Categories: Equitable Economy
Webinars | 2013

An All-In Primer: Demographic Change and the Economic Imperative of Equity

America is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, but what does this mean for our economic future? What challenges and opportunities lie ahead in building a competitive workforce? And what policies should we pursue to build an economy that works for everyone, not just a select few? A new webinar series drawing from All-In Nation: An America that Works for All will begin to answer these...

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Webinars | 2013

Farmers’ Markets in Low-Income Communities: Strategies & Best Practices

Across the country healthy food stakeholders are working to support farmers’ markets that increase access to healthy foods in low-income communities. This webinar discusses how incentive programs, retail strategies and policies are changing how consumers shop at farmers' markets in their neighborhoods. Experts share best practices and lessons learned from the field about how to implement...

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Categories: Infrastructure

Strategies for Small Businesses Impacted by New Transit Investments

Across the country, new light rail and bus rapid transit (BRT) projects are creating faster and more affordable transportation options for low-income residents and people of color. In several cities, these projects are also expanding opportunities for small, local, minority-, women-, and immigrant-owned businesses to reach new customers and benefit from the streetscape and other new...

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California Unincorporated

The Community Equity Initiative, a partnership between PolicyLink, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc., Leadership Council for Justice and Accountability, and California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, is helping to achieve local and regional policy change, legal representation, and education for residents using research as a key tool. To address the infrastructure challenges faced by...

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Growing Urban Agriculture: Equitable Strategies and Policies for Improving Access to Healthy Food and Revitalizing Communities (Full Report)

A vibrant movement is changing the landscape, economic outlook, and vitality of cities across the country. The recent recession affected many low income communities -- taking with it manufacturing centers, jobs, and people while leaving behind abandoned homes and vacant lots. Now a new crop of urban farmers, along with activists, and community organizations are turning that land into...

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Categories: Infrastructure

Fostering Equitable Foreclosure Recovery

Informs policy discussions about foreclosure recovery, describes the federal program created to help communities recover, shares case studies of efforts in three regions in the Northwest, and suggests policy recommendations for ensuring equitable recovery and building a more just system of housing finance for future generations.

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Categories: Equitable Economy
2012

Equity Agenda for 99 Percent SOTU Letter

Presents a letter, signed by over 100 organizations nationwide, on the eve of President Obama's 2012 State of the Union address, urging the President and Congress to plan for an equitable future—one in which everyone can participate and prosper.

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Categories: Infrastructure

PolicyLink 2012 Budget Analysis

Analyzes the February 14 release by President Obama of his proposed FY2012 budget, which supports innovation, transportation, clean energy infrastructure, education, and much more; the budget sets out a policy framework for a stronger America.

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Categories: Equitable Economy

PolicyLink 2013 Budget Analysis

Analyzes President Obama's vision for the future, as outlined in his 2012 State of the Union Address and his proposed budget for FY 2013, as it promotes economic and social equity through programs and policies that will level the playing field, invest in America's neighborhoods, and give all people a fair chance to succeed.

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Categories: Equitable Economy

America's Tomorrow: Equity is the Superior Growth Model

Puts forward a new vision of America’s future: lifts up the challenges that the nation must address to succeed and highlights continued racial gaps and disparities, reviews current and future demographic shifts, and suggests initial steps toward building an equity-driven growth model based on the innovative work being done in communities across the country.

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Denise Fairchild

Take a look at this interview with Angela Glover Blackwell and Denise Fairchild, president and CEO of the Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC), a national nonprofit network of organizations working together to advance a sustainable environment while creating greater economic opportunities for all. Listen as Denise explains how ECC creates partnerships between the labor, business, and investor...

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Ted Howard

What comes to mind for you when you think about independence? Watch this interview Angela Glover Blackwell conducted with Ted Howard, executive director of The Democracy Collaborative. Ted talks about how to bring independence to communities around the country by creating cooperatives and leveraging buying power to empower residents to live in a truly democratic society.

The “America's...

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Categories: Infrastructure

Community Campaigns for Infrastructure Equity: A Review of Four Case Studies

This report, prepared for the Commission on San Diego Regional Infrastructure & Equity, presents case studies of community campaigns for infrastructure equity from Phoenix, AZ; Kansas City, MO; Washington, DC; San Joaquin Valley, CA; and San Antonio, TX. Though each case study describes dramatically different approach to infrastructure equity, four main ingredients for campaign success...

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