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Six Tax Reforms to Increase Economic Security for All

Six Tax Reforms to Increase Economic Security for All

15 Apr 2014 | America's Tomorrow

This story is adapted from an article written by Heather McCulloch, Manager of the Tax Policy Project of the Asset Funders Network. Read more about the organization’s work.

Ivan and Sandra Silva of South San Francisco paid off debts and bought government bonds with a $6,000 federal | Read more >

TIGER Grants Represent Opportunity for Equity Leaders

TIGER Grants Represent Opportunity for Equity Leaders

14 Apr 2014 |

Transportation has the ability to enhance access to life’s critical resources— jobs, schools, grocery stores, and healthcare. Access to transportation infrastructure and services, and the quality of such services are not created equally, however. These differences are vividly | Read more >

Building It Better in Texas

Building It Better in Texas

14 Mar 2014 |

They build the skyscrapers that rise as symbols of urban prosperity. Now construction workers in Texas — most of them young Latino men — are campaigning to reshape their industry to create good jobs for the people who need them most, reverse longstanding inequities for workers, and | Read more >

Letter About Michael Dunn Trial

Letter About Michael Dunn Trial

25 Feb 2014 |

PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell joined dozens of equity advocates in an open letter to Florida Prosecutor Angela Corey and the wider legal community about the trial of Michael Dunn on charges of killing unarmed black teenager Jordan Davis (pictured here). Dunn | Read more >

Spring Will Not Be Silent in North Carolina

Spring Will Not Be Silent in North Carolina

08 Feb 2014 |

“While [Rachel] Carson knew that one book could not alter the dynamic of the capitalist system, an environmental movement grew from her challenge, led by a public that demanded that science and government be held accountable.  Carson remains an example of what one committed | Read more >

Transportation Equity Back on Track

Transportation Equity Back on Track

31 Jan 2014 | Anita Cozart

This month, as we commemorate the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I noted with pride that Dr. King lifted up transportation as an economic and social equity issue. He wrote, in an essay titled “A Testament of Hope”:

“Urban transit systems in most American cities, | Read more >

Year of Action for Building Family Financial Security

Year of Action for Building Family Financial Security

30 Jan 2014 | Solana Rice

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 >

Bill conference report authorizes $125 million for HFFI

Bill conference report authorizes $125 million for HFFI

29 Jan 2014 |

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 >

Out of Many, One

Out of Many, One

10 Dec 2013 | Anita Cozart

On a recent Sunday morning, I rode the bus to attend a service at my church. I sat next to a woman in her seventies—about 40 years my senior—also making her way to church. She and I have gotten to know each other over a few years of riding that route. During our Sunday bus rides, | Read more >

Moving from Zero Tolerance to Restorative

Moving from Zero Tolerance to Restorative

09 Dec 2013 |

As described in the New York Times last week (“Seeing the Toll, Schools Revise Zero Tolerance”), Broward County should be commended for recognizing that zero tolerance actions can backfire. Los Angeles Unified School District acknowledged the failure of these punitive policies in | Read more >