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Guest Blog/Philanthropy in the Age of Trump: Not Business as Usual

by Pam David, Executive Director, Walter & Elise Haas Fund Since the election, I’ve read a number of spot-on commentaries about what the Trump presidency means for philanthropy. A lot have focused on the need to rebuild civil society, noting the polarization of the U.S. populace along lines of race and class and geography. Others have…

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Election 2016: MEDA Proposition Voter Recommendations for the Mission Community

With the Nov. 8 election now in sight, MEDA’s Policy Committee has announced its voter recommendations on propositions that are on the ballot. The committee annually studies each proposition and whether its passage would positively or negatively affect our 7,000 annual clients, and the Mission community at large. Here are the propositions on which MEDA has taken a…

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Committee to Save the Mission to Hold “Latin Legends Rock for La Mission” Concert to Benefit “Yes on Prop I”

Talk about rockin’ the vote! That is, the citywide vote to make sure everyone understands the need to choose “Yes on Prop I” when sending in that absentee ballot or heading to the polls on November 3rd. Knowing they are being outspent 10:1 by the “No” side’s grouping of real estate agents and high-powered developers,…

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Three Supreme Court Decisions Advance Equality Across the Nation

For over four decades, MEDA has been championing its core value of equity and fairness—the type of equity and fairness showcased by a trio of Supreme Court decisions this week. Health care With regard to health care, the attempt to weaken the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was once again thwarted, now with the backing of…

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