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The Times-Union, March 22, 2024
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Commentary: Green Transit, Green Jobs bill supports New York’s goals for climate and economy

The Green Transit, Green Jobs bill will help New York take a massive step toward a clean transportation sector while creating family-sustaining jobs for workers in communities that need them the most. 

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United Auto Workers and Community Groups Demand Accountability From Hyundai Ahead of Major Transit Contract Approval

Following historic contract negotiations with the “Big 3” U.S. automakers, UAW members across multiple states are demanding accountability from Hyundai over a proposed $730 million rail car purchase by L.A. Metro. WHEN: Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 10:00am PST WHERE:

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JMA Mentioned on “El Genio Lucas” Radio Show

JMA’s work in the South was mentioned on “El Genio Lucas,” a Spanish-language syndicated radio show that airs on more than 90 stations across the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Patricia Genio Lucas23Download

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Grist, December 18, 2023
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A huge EV factory is coming to west Tennessee. Here’s how locals are ensuring they benefit.

JMA’s Will Tucker talks about how the community benefits agreement approach to the transition to green energy can work in the growing “Battery Belt” in the South.

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The Law and Political Economy Project , January 10, 2024
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Reclaiming the Progressive Potential of Procurement

A longstanding misinterpretation of procurement law keeps cities and states from using federal money to advance local policy goals. JMA’s Madeline Janis and UCLA School of Law Professor of Legal Ethics Scott Cummings on how groups like our Local Opportunities

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Inequality.org, December 6, 2023
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Scraping Away the Anti-Worker, Anti-Racial Equity Vestiges of the Reagan Era

Sarah Anderson writes about how outdated Uniform Guidance policies reinforce historic racial and economic inequities and what the Local Opportunities Coalition is doing to update them.

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Local Opportunities Coalition Comment in Response to Proposed Updates to Uniform Guidance

The Local Opportunities Coalition, alongside supporting partner organizations, constitute 148 organizations from across the country who submitted comments regarding proposed updates to federal grant rules—known as the Uniform Guidance—that dictate how states and localities can spend federal money. Since the