Jessica Goodheart: Most experts don’t believe that the governor-elect’s target of creating 3.5 million new units by 2025 is achievable. Still, they are energized by his bold plans.
Jessica Goodheart: A Los Angeles-based program—the only one like it for janitors in the country—has helped align janitorial staffs with the sustainability goals of office building owners.
Jessica Goodheart: “Investigations are coming — there’s no question,” says Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren. And not just investigations into Trump’s tax returns, but examinations of the harm federal agencies have been doing to America’s communities.
Jessica Goodheart: By a decisive 58 percent, L.A. voted against asking the city to amend its charter to allow it to operate a municipal financial institution.
Jessica Goodheart: A baby step toward establishing municipal banking in America’s second-largest city would be a giant leap for this national movement.
Jessica Goodheart: Topping the list of corporate anti-rent control donors are some of the country’s largest landlords — many funded by Wall Street investment dollars — whose bottom lines could be negatively affected by Prop. 10’s passage.
Jessica Goodheart: Senator Charles Grassley has raced to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, in spite of sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee. Contrast this with Grassley’s public support for victims of sexual harassment in the judicial branch during a June hearing of his committee.
Jessica Goodheart: A local dispute over evictions highlights the emergence of a tenants movement that is pushing back against rapacious landlords and a nationwide housing affordability crisis.
Jessica Goodheart: The City Council is considering a ‘right to counsel’ program that could help curb evictions and homelessness.
Jessica Goodheart: Non-disclosure agreements have become a target for #MeToo advocates, since they bar women from discussing their stories of workplace sexual harassment. Proposed California legislation could change that.
The recent media spotlight on sexual harassment in Sacramento and Hollywood has created an opportunity to address the plight of low-wage workers. andra Pezqueda has racked up some victories recently, but she is not resting easy. She made the unlikely journey from dishwasher to Time magazine cover story, which featured Pezqueda inTime‘s 2017 Person of the Year issue for her role […]
Jessica Goodheart: In Robert Jimenez’s day, California was second only to Michigan in auto manufacturing, and homeownership was a much more attainable aspiration. “We are what’s left of the middle class,” he says.
Jessica Goodheart: Research that shows early childhood education can profoundly impact the future success of children. But early childhood educators are still chronically underpaid.