Brightline Summit Report and the New Year
To elevate its community partners in San Francisco and beyond, policy nonprofit Brightline Defense presents its December 2016 report from its first-ever policy summit:
Brightline Summit Report and the New Year
Wed, Dec 21, 2016  |  Local Hiring
To elevate its community partners in San Francisco and beyond, policy nonprofit Brightline Defense presents its December 2016 report from its first-ever policy summit: ”Brightline Sustainability Report: Jobs and Environmental Justice for t...
San Francisco Local Hire Law Heralded as "Wild Success"
Wed, Jun 22, 2016  |  Local Hiring
The past five years have borne witness to an unwavering tenacity and dedication of community advocates and other stakeholders that have led to groundbreaking results: local hiring in San Francisco has been validated a...
Brightline Advocates More Jobs for Women; Expansion of Solar Access
Thu, Apr 28, 2016  |  Green Jobs
Early on April 11, the sound of swinging hammers rang out from the Bay Area's first all-women green construction training class. Women Build is a unique program created by Rising Sun Energy Center that prepares low-income women for long-term career pathways in construction. Programs like Women Build are essential to a...
Brightline Announces the Dr. Espanola Jackson Fellowship
Thu, Mar 31, 2016  |  Environmental Justice
An environmental justice (EJ) non-profit founded in 2005, Brightline proudly presents the Dr. Espanola Jackson Postgraduate Legal Fellowship to begin in late summer 2016. A longtime community leader often known as “the Godmother of Bayview-Hunters Point,” Dr. Espanola Jackson
Brightline 2015 Year in Review
Fri, Jan 01, 2016  |  Local Hiring
Local Hiring Gains Traction Nationwide
Five years after the passage of San Francisco's landmark Local Hiring Policy for Construction, San Francisco's local hiring has jumped from 20% in 2010 to 45%, and construction worksites saw increased gender and racial diversity. Across the nation, local hiring is rapid...
Demand for Solar Reaches New Heights!
Mon, Oct 19, 2015  |  Renewable Energy
October 19, 2015 - In October 2015, environmental justice nonprofit Brightline Defense (Brightline) and the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) commissioned a poll showing that California voters overwhelmingly support rooftop solar. This statewide poll of registered California voters is especially ...
Local Hiring Hits the Road
Thu, Sep 17, 2015  |  Local Hiring
In the last few months, local hiring has rapidly gained traction as an anti-poverty tool utilized at the local, state, and now federal level. As cities across the country have rapidly moved to enact new local hiring policies to target disadvantaged communities with high unemployment, the federal government has now take...
Local Hiring Coast to Coast
Mon, Jul 13, 2015  |  Local Hiring
Over the last year, public policy nonprofit Brightline has worked in New Jersey to share local job creation policies and workforce development for communities in need. For decades, "good faith" hiring efforts have largely failed to achieve the desired goals of significantly increasing diversity in the workplace. With m...
GreenFinanceSF and Job Training Program Create New Local Clean Energy Economy
Mon, Apr 27, 2015  |  Green Jobs
GreenFinanceSF and Job Training Program Create New Local Clean Energy Economy

April 24, 2015 - Spring 2015 both heralded the launch of San Francisco's GreenFinanceSF program and offered a new, exciting workforce development model for the burge...
16 Social Justice Groups Advocate Expansion of Solar Through Net Metering
Tue, Mar 10, 2015  |  Renewable Energy
Today, 16 social justice leaders representing many diverse communities in California sent a powerful message to the state's key regulatory body on energy matters, urging for more solar and an extension of the current net energy metering program beyond 2017.

Though their


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Preserving affordable housing for working class families in San Francisco.
SF Community Jobs Campaign
Reforming San Francisco's "good faith" local hiring policies in order to guarantee community access to good-paying, high quality blue-collar and green-collar jobs.
Solar Power Is For Everyone
Advocating programs and policies that advance solar power and expand support for solar to underrepresented communities that stand to benefit most from renewable energy.
Green Jobs For Communities
Working to create green employment opportunities for economically disadvantaged residents, particularly in communities historically burdened by dirty power plants.
How To Stop A Power Plant
Shutting down Southeast San Francisco's Potrero Power Plant without building new dirty power plants to replace it.



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