Social equity

Image: A group of people meet at the State Capitol for Advocacy Day. Photo: Shannon Tracey
Shannon Tracey Headshot
05/17/2016
After two hot days in Sacramento, my body really appreciates the opportunity to settle into this air-conditioned seat on Amtrak. But my brain is bouncing with new ideas from our Transportation Equity...
Students from ACE, Alliance for Climate Education, volunteer at the Let's Get Moving Summit
Bianca Taylor Headshot
05/10/2016
I’ve been on the communications team at TransForm since 2013, so it’s safe to say that I’ve organized and attended my fair share of events. But Saturday, May 7 was my first time attending our Let’s...
05/03/2016
At a recent Oakland City Council meeting, Gregory Ward stated, “I’m tired of having to come here and say the same thing over and over again. We need housing for the people.” Gregory is a member of...
A rendering of Anchor Place in Long Beach, CA
Ryan Wiggins Headshot
04/14/2016
As a professional who has dedicated my career to stopping climate change, my reasons are straightforward – a healthy environment and a chance for future generations to live happy, prosperous lives...
California state capitol - transportation equity bills pass
Joshua Stark Headshot
04/13/2016
Update April 19, 2016: AB 2332 and AB 1982 failed to pass out of the Transportation Committee last night, but we are still pushing for AB 2222 and AB 2796 to advance.  Next, these bills must...
Photo credit: Michael Halberstadt
Bianca Taylor Headshot
04/04/2016
Earth Day falls on April 22, but there’s no reason we can’t celebrate all month long - or really, every day of the year. Earth Day as we know it began in 1970, founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord...
Jenn Lavelle Headshot
03/08/2016
Like many nonprofits, the majority of TransForm's staff is female. In many ways, though, TransForm is a special place for women. Our deep focus on equity coupled with our exceptional work-life...
Flickr: Elly Blue
Joshua Stark Headshot
03/03/2016
Transportation is supposed to help us get from one place to another. But for many Californians, our transportation system instead creates huge barriers – to health, safety, opportunity, and more...
Photo: Joel Aguiar
Joël Ramos Headshot
03/02/2016
*Update: In April 2016, the City of Oakland passed its first housing impact fee. We are immensely proud of the collective work that led to this new policy, which will leverage millions of dollars to...
Esther Robert sits at her kitchen table at home in West Sacramento. Photo credit: Rockwell Creative
Bianca Taylor Headshot
03/01/2016
Affordable housing" is a term we hear every day, in the news and in our neighborhoods. And while there are technical definitions that specify what makes a unit affordable based on income level,...

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