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Type Ordinance
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source City Council of New York City
Policy Areas Civil Rights
This local law amends the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to persons not to be detained by the police department. In particular, the police department may only honor a civil immigration detainer by holding a person beyond the time when such person would otherwise...

Type Ordinance
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) New Mexico
Source Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Public Safety
This ordinance states that the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center will not detain any inmate and will not delay the otherwise authorized release of any inmate, as a result of detainer requests or administrative warrants received by ICE. An immigration detainer request...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas, Washington
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
This study examines equity and smart mobility in ten U.S. counties and their central cities to understand the extent that smart mobility services and assets are equitably available, and impact accessibility, employability, livability, and mobility. For this study, “equitable smart...

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source State College Borough Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance prohibits employment discrimination. It ensures that all persons receive equal opportunities for employment regardless of their perceived or actual race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
This toolkit is designed to help strengthen the sanctuary and refugee rights movements by providing a platform to look at and strengthen sanctuary campaigns and policies through an anti-war lens. The goal is to highlight the role of the U.S.’ actions in producing migration; the multiple...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level State
State(s) Michigan
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development
Rarely do we hear authentic stories about the instrumental roles that women of color play in the revival of Detroit. In Detroit, African American, Asian, Arab and Hispanic women are more than 47 percent of the city's total population. Not surprisingly, there are many women of color...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
For small business owners of color, entrepreneurship remains a critical wealth-building tool providing a pathway to self-determination and the middle class. In Oakland and nationally, entrepreneurs of color face significant barriers in starting and scaling their business due to the...

Type Ordinance
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Chicago City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
This ordinance requires all employers in the City of Chicago to offer employees the opportunity to earn and accumulate sick time. The ordinance requires employers to provide one hour of sick time for each 30 hours worked, with a cap of 40 accumulated hours for small employers and...

Type Ordinance
Year 2006
Level County
State(s) California
Source Alameda County Board Of Supervisors
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance prohibits employer discrimination against or otherwise denying employment to individuals with criminal records solely on the basis of those records....

Type Model Law
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source California Department Of Housing And Community Development
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
This model establishes accessibility requirements for new construction and substantial rehabilitations for individuals with physical disabilities; and provides for exemptions from compliance where it would result in undue hardship, where the construction is a result of a natural disaster,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development
While big businesses dominate global markets, command the entrenched financial and banking powers and are incentivized by misguided government policy, emerging startups can disrupt the status quo and prove that local economies can compete successfully if they connect with their customer...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Nationwide, households are increasingly reliant on women’s earnings—in 2015, nearly two out of three mothers in the U.S. were their family’s sole, primary, or co-breadwinners, contributing at least 25% of household income. The increasing relevance of women to the long-term financial...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Los Angeles is currently embarking upon one its largest investments in infrastructure in decades. Through these investments, we will be modernizing our port, fixing our roads, and undertaking the largest expansion of public transit in recent history. These investments, representing...

Type Ordinance
Year 2003
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Arcata City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance prohibits City employees from engaging in or permitting unlawful detentions or profiling based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or political or religious association. It also prohibits them from cooperating with investigations, interrogations,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) -
Source The Aspen Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we approach job quality, and created a new context for how employers and workers dramatically conceptualize and pursue quality employment. COVID-19 mean that strengthening job quality is more important than ever—both in the short-term to support...

Type Ordinance
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Kentucky
Source City of Fort Thomas
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The ordinance prohibits an employer from refusing to hire, terminating, or discriminating against any individual on the basis of race, national origin, sex and/or gender, including gender identity, religion, age and/or sexual orientation. The ordinance requires the City Council to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source PeopleForBikes
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
From housing choice to bus frequency to freeway routing to sidewalk quality, cities have often failed to equitably distribute the costs and benefits of mobility. Today, U.S. cities are using a new tool to help make bike transportation a mainstream part of urban American life: protected...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) New Mexico
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
The criminalization of immigration through policies such as the “Zero Tolerance” policy has swelled the numbers of people in U.S. detention centers. Recent reports have exposed the inhumane conditions in these centers, including those that have caused dozens of deaths. Many people...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Minnesota
Source Community Engagement Steering Committee Equitable Development
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy, Housing, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
This scorecard was created by Twin Cities, MN community leaders to ensure that the principles and practices of equitable development, environmental justice, and affordability are applied in all communities as they plan for economic development and wealth creation that benefits everyone....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Asset Funders Network’s latest report, reveals the current economic reality for millennial women and the primary drivers contributing to their wealth inequities. This is the second in a series of publications that builds off AFN’s 2015 publication, Women & Wealth, exploring how the...

Type Ordinance
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Cleveland City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights
This ordinance guarantees access to free legal representation for low-income tenants with children facing eviction proceedings. ...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
The U.S. has seen tremendous growth in shared-use mobility services over the past decade. This expansion, however, has not reached underserved communities. Low-income households could greatly benefit from the cost-savings of sharing otherwise underused assets, as these communities...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Louisiana
Source Equity New Orleans
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education, Democracy & Governance, Health
EquityNewOrleans is a citywide initiative of the Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In partnership with the Foundation for Louisiana, EquityNewOrleans assessed the role of equity in City government using a data-driven process that prioritizes stakeholder...

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City Of San Francisco
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
The ordinance establishes a local hiring policy for public work or improvement projects requiring contractors and their subcontractors to perform certain percentages of project work hours using San Francisco residents and disadvantaged San Francisco residents. It also authorizes incentives...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Housing
Black people in Portland have been the most impacted by gentrification and displacement since 2000. The serial forced displacement of low income and communities of color in the name of New Urbanism - urban renewal of historically divested urban cores - is a public health crisis and...

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