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Tomato Workers in Florida Remake an Industry

Tomato Workers in Florida Remake an Industry

26 May 2014 | America's Tomorrow

Jon Esformes, one of the largest tomato producers in the nation, is a vocal champion for a worker-led campaign to remake his industry and create good jobs for some of the most vulnerable people in America. Why? Because raising the floor for farmworkers will help grow his business | 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 >

Coding for Equity: Connecting Young People of Color to Tech Careers

Coding for Equity: Connecting Young People of Color to Tech Careers

09 May 2014 | America's Tomorrow

Playing video games and surfing the web — that's about all Rebecca Taylor could do with technology a year ago. Today, the ninth grader from Oakland, California, is writing code, building websites, and planning a career as a software developer.

She learned these skills and | Read more >

Re-entering and Revitalizing New York's Economy

Re-entering and Revitalizing New York's Economy

02 May 2014 | Chris Schildt

Jason Hargrove has hired more than 25 formerly incarcerated people to work in IHOP restaurants he oversees in New York State. Now he is on the front lines of the nation’s first governor-led campaign to persuade more employers to put people with records to work.

Launched by New York | Read more >

For Your Toolbox: The Economic Case for Equity

For Your Toolbox: The Economic Case for Equity

28 Apr 2014 | America's Tomorrow

Give your campaigns a boost with two new tools from PolicyLink on how to make the economic case for equity: A new Alliance for Justice blog post from Angela Glover Blackwell on the four reasons why equity is essential for our economy, and a recent webinar on how to tell a | Read more >