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By Ben Boyce, Living Wage Coalition of Sonoma County Coordinator
The metropolitan area of Phoenix is experiencing unprecedented change and growth unlike any other point in its history. Since the 1980’s, our population has ballooned in size, with new immigrant families making up much of this growth. Arizona now has the fourth-largest Latino electorate in the country.
On September 24, 2008, the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) released an eagerly awaited report—one of the first of its kind—highlighting a growing majority of responsible development policies in the Bay Area that are making a difference in people’s lives.
By Grace Sheedy, Puget Sound Sage Outreach & Communications Coordinator
After almost two years of rallies, marches, postcard writing, a
By Kate Atkins, GANE Executive Director
With only a few months in existence, GANE kicks off the year by taking on an ambitious Community Be
By Susan Duerksen, CPI Communications Director
The Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI) celebrated an important victory in July, when the San Diego City Council approved several reforms we proposed to protect against some of the worst risks of privatization. These reforms will help make sure private contractors can't take over city functions by scrimping on worker health coverage in the quality of services.
With Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at his side, Mayor Ron Dellums pledged to follow the L.A. Harbor’s example and fix the broken Oakland Port trucking system that is contributing to a public health crisis and forcing drivers to endure sweatshop working conditions.
One Hill CBA Campaign
In 2007, working families struggled to make ends meet in regional economies that continued to be marked by unprecedented inequality.
Rebuilding the Base: Lessons from Four California Communities' Efforts to Reuse Closed Military Installations, a new report by the Partnership, reveals how communities are devastated by base closures and are often unable to replace the number or quality of jobs lost.