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Type Fact Sheet or Infographic, Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town, County, City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source Center For Progressive Reform
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Civil Courts act as a "great equalizer" for disadvantaged communities facing growing inequality, complex risks, and weakened regulations. This infographic illustrates four case studies on how individuals and communities have sought justice through the courts against powerful corporations....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level National, State
State(s) All States
Source Media Justice
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Public Safety
This report examines the many ways in which consumers' information is gathered online and then used to profile and advertise to them, using Walmart as a case study. It highlights specific strategies being used by Walmart to gather information on consumers, discusses the lack of effective...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 1997
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Wayne City Council
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces
The ordinance prevents any corporation from doing business in the township if it has three environmental regulation violations over the past fifteen years. Corporations applying for permits or permission from the township are required to furnish compliance histories if the township...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
The transition to a green economy requires implementing workforce development policies that prioritizes workers' interests over those of fossil fuel companies. This report discusses how workforce development policies can mediate labor disruptions, increase worker power and reduce...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families, Food, Environment & Natural Resources
The report highlights the rise of preemption bills that aim to strip local governments of their authority, with industries and special interest groups pushing for legislative control. The report suggests recommendations for coordination among lawmakers and advocates, the dissemination...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Policy Areas Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
Strategic Energy Management (SEM) is a tool to engage businesses in energy management. It leverages data-driven learning and behavioral science to teach to create and perpetuate a workplace culture that supports energy reduction. This report presents six strategies states can use...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement
This brief explores how investor-owned utilities prioritize the maximization of shareholder value over sustainability and community wellbeing. It finds that investor-owned electricity corporations distribute a significant proportion of their earnings to shareholders, rather than reinvesting...

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