Welcome to This Week in Equity Engagement on Twitter (TWEET) for the week of October 19, 2015. Another eventful week comes to a close, and we have some great social media resources for you. Check it out:
Another report that shows that soda taxes can be effective at reducing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.
Sarah Treuhaft, Director of Equitable Growth Initiatives, PolicyLink
September 14, 2015
Many American cities are experiencing an economic revival, but this rising economic tide is not translating into good jobs, living wages, and ownership opportunities for their low-income communities and communities of color. City leaders face an urgent need to put in place policies and strategies to counter deepening inequality and build “all-in cities” where all residents — especially those who’ve long been excluded — can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.
Understanding the state of equity in cities is critical to advancing this agenda, which is why PolicyLink and the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) are expanding the National Equity Atlas to include detailed data disaggregated by race, nativity, and income for the 100 largest cities. The National Equity Atlas is a first-of-its-kind data and policy tool that provides indicators of demographic change, racial and economic inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity for all 50 states, the 150 largest regions, and nationwide.
Please join us on September 30th for a tour of the new city data and learn how you can use it to advance policies and strategies to build more equitable, resilient, and vibrant cities.
I will be moderating a panel of speakers that includes: