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Take action: Demand public accountability in California

California needs to pass SB749 to hold companies accountable to their promises on job creation — and get the most out of the state's economic recovery.

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Governing, July 13, 2020
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The route to infrastructure that benefits communities

States and localities will need the full range of tools to recover economically. That calls for federal policies that tap infrastructure-building’s power to boost local jobs and small-business growth, writes national program director Christy Veeder.

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Reopening the economy makes us martyrs to economic growth

If our leaders valued human life in the same way they value corporate growth, we would have been able to control losses from the pandemic and survive lockdown.

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John Porcari: For real recovery, let’s rethink infrastructure spending

Done right, infrastructure stimulus presents opportunities to build stronger, fairer, and more resilient communities, writes former Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari.

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Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán, May 27, 2020
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Rep. Barragán introduces Climate Smart Ports Act to improve air quality and create good jobs in port communities across America

“Jobs to Move America commends Representative Barragan on this initiative and her commitment to ensuring good jobs and clean air go hand in hand,” said Abhilasha Bhola.

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Climate Smart Ports Act

The legislation would green the country's ports, fight climate change, and create good green jobs.

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Accelerator for America: Maximizing Investment for Job and Small Business Growth

Local officials across the country are contending with how to build a sustained recovery from the coronavirus pandemic that includes the entire community, including how to get residents back to work into well-paying jobs. To accelerate the economic recovery, the

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Recovery from COVID-19? Not without real public oversight

California lawmakers will soon oversee billions of stimulus dollars and pass a state-level recovery package. But a loophole in the state’s public records law is preventing workers and communities from real recovery.

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Good jobs can break the crisis-recovery cycle

The bailout after the Great Recession led to a proliferation of low-quality, gig economy jobs. To recover from COVID-19, we can’t repeat the same mistakes.

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Take to the digital streets for Earth Day

If there was ever a time to come together to turn the tide on an economy that puts profits over people and the planet, it is now.