JUSTICE | Foundations and nonprofits have an important role to play in helping to stop predatory lending practices.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has finally proposed a new rule that will curb the payday lending industry’s ability to prey on low-income members of our communities. Comments on the proposed rule are due October 7, 2016, and they represent an opportunity for foundations that prioritize economic justice to weigh in on the side of their constituents.
Within the next three months, there are three specific things foundations can do to help. (NP Quarterly, 8/31)
CIVIL RIGHTS | Virginia Republicans go back to court to fight governor on felon voting rights (WaPo, 9/1)
HOUSING | DC officials work to balance the needs of DC residents with the promises of developers to build affordable housing in DC. David Bowers of Enterprise Community Partners weighs in: “to the extent we can, when we think about housing and connecting people to greater opportunity and amenities it really does behoove us as often as we can to make sure the affordability is on site.” (WaPo, 8/26)
EDUCATION | Book Details Foundation Influence on Obama Education Policy (CP, 8/26)
IMMIGRATION | Under Trump’s latest plan, more than six million immigrants could be deported (WaPo, 9/1)
EQUALITY | Inequality is a choice: Rewriting the rules of the American economy (Equals Change Blog, 8/16)
– The “September Shock” is real, and it’s happening this month. Traffic in DC is about to get much worse. (dcist, 8/31)
– Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Signs Executive Order to Start School after Labor Day (Balt Sun, 8/31)
– A new four year study by the Maryland Transportation Authority will explore where to place, and how to fund a new Chesapeake Bay crossing. (WaPo, 8/30)
VIRGINIA | Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said funding for education and road projects in the Northern part of the state won’t be used to close the $1.5 billion budget shortfall. (WTOP, 8/31)
ARTS | Creative Sponsorship Use by Local Nonprofits Opens Arts Patronage to Nearly Anyone (NP Quarterly, 8/28)
RELIGION | Churches are forming “Racists Anonymous” 12-step groups to help people become more aware of, and change their behavior. (WaPo, 8/31)
PHILANTHROPY | Opinion: How Grant Makers Can Improve Their Aid After Disaster Strikes. Co-written by Nina Stack, CEO of WRAG colleague organization the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, this opinion piece highlights the new Disaster Philanthropy Playbook, a comprehensive online resource for grantmakers, nonprofits, governments, and donors. (CP, 8/31)
Community Calendar – September 2016
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As we head into the final, unofficial weekend of summer, we learn that edible sunscreens are all the rage – yum? Hope the tropical storm passes us by. Enjoy! – Buffy
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