Protesting gentrification in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles

Why the Presidential Race Ignores Urban America

Posted January 28, 2016 by

Despite massive media coverage, the 2016 presidential race has ignored the housing and economic crises impacting urban America. Neither Bernie Sanders nor Hillary Clinton has uttered the phrase “housing crisis” during their debates, as no question has addressed it. Republicans
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VA Hospital in San Francisco

How VA Health Care Outdoes Private Sector

Posted January 28, 2016 by Suzanne Gordon

Because the nation’s media has been focused almost exclusively on the problems of America’s largest, and only publicly funded, fully integrated healthcare system – the Veterans Health Administration — we barely hear anything about the successes of VHA healthcare. Pioneering
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Mayor Lee announcing dramatic strategy to save and revive SF's public housing

The “Pay to Play” Myth at SF City Hall

Posted January 26, 2016 by

Unless independently wealthy, candidates for public office in the United States have to raise money. And this political reality guarantees that elected politicians will take actions that benefit campaign contributors. That’s why all the talk about “pay to play” at
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San Jose Coalition Launches “Opportunity to Work” Initiative

Posted January 26, 2016 by Dianna Zamora Marroquin

San Jose community, religious and labor leaders  submitted a ballot measure on January 25 requiring employers to offer qualified part- time employees the opportunity to work additional hours before hiring new part-time or temporary employees. “Every day I see how
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