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Desiree Nguyen Orth

Desiree Nguyen Orth is the Director of the Consumer Justice Clinic (CJC) at East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC). EBCLC provides free direct legal services to underserved and underrepresented communities. Prior to joining, Desiree ran the Consumer Advocacy Project at the Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of… Read More

Jenny Schuetz

Jenny Schuetz is a Senior Fellow at Brookings Metro, and is an expert in urban economics and housing policy. She is the author of Fixer Upper: How to Repair America’s Broken Housing Systems. Before joining Brookings, Jenny worked at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and taught… Read More

Laura Padin

Laura Padin is Director of Work Structures at the National Employment Law Project, where she leads efforts to improve labor standards for outsourced workers, including workers misclassified as independent contractors or hired through temporary staffing agencies, and to hold companies that outsource work accountable to their workers. Prior to joining… Read More

John Green

John Green is the Managing Principal of Blackstar Real Estate Partners. He has over 20 years of real estate and finance experience, and has managed approximately $5 billion in commercial, multifamily, single-family, and mixed-use properties throughout the nation. Prior to founding Blackstar, he served as Managing Director for MacFarlane Partners. Read More

Annette Bernhardt

Annette Bernhardt is the Director of the Technology and Work program at the UC Berkeley Labor Center. Previously she was Policy Co-Director of the National Employment Law Project, as well as visiting professor at the UC Berkeley Sociology Department and a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. A leading scholar of… Read More

Natalie Foster

Natalie Foster is the President and co-founder of the Economic Security Project, a network dedicated to advancing a guaranteed income in America and reining in the unprecedented concentration of corporate power. She’s a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative, and former director at Obama’s Organizing for… Read More

Shannon Wait

Shannon Wait is a Campaign Assistant at Alphabet Workers Union-CWA, a wall-to-wall minority union that spans all corners of Google and Alphabet – including temporary worker organizing. She joined AWU on launch day as a Data Center Technician at a Google Data Center, becoming the first worker that members organized… Read More

Catherine Bracy’s Year in Books

If there is a theme to my book recommendations this year it’s this: how do I understand what the heck is going on? 2022 was a year for picking my head up, taking a step back, and trying to see the bigger picture. It’s hard to do when it feels… Read More

TechEquity Wrapped: Our Organizing & Advocacy in 2022

We’re weeks away from saying goodbye to 2022 and welcoming the new year! Grab yourself a warm drink, cozy up, and accompany us as we look back on our journey. Over the past year, we’ve seen the impacts of the ongoing pandemic and an impending recession on our communities. Housing… Read More

Support Homes for Communities, Not Corporations!

In the face of an increasingly corporatized housing market, we need bold policies that prioritize the needs of the renter families who are struggling with high housing costs. Policies like COPA and TOPA are a unique way to reclaim housing for residents and shift housing stock back into the… Read More