The California Reinvestment Coalition holds our Celebrate Reinvestment events every year to honor organizations and leaders who are standing up on behalf of families and communities throughout our state.
Our event this year started with honoring Senator Mark Leno for his work standing up for consumers, including through the Survivor Homeowner Bill of Rights which went into effect in January this year. CRC has heard from attorneys that they are already successfully using this new law to prevent needless foreclosures against seniors.
Next, we honored the A1 Ballot Measure Champions whose successful advocacy resulted in $580 million in new funding dedicated to preserving and creating affordable housing for working families in Alameda County.
Our final awardee was the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray. The CFPB opened its doors in July 2011, and since that time, more than 28 million Americans have benefited from the bureau’s work against unscrupulous actors and predatory products and practices. CRC members advocated strongly for the creation of the CFPB and for Director Cordray to be confirmed, and we will continue our advocacy to ensure consumers have this important agency in their corner.
We are deeply grateful to the awardees, to our attendees, and to our sponsors.
If you are interested in sponsoring CRC’s Celebrate Sacramento Reinvestment or Celebrate Los Angeles Reinvestment events later this year, please contact Jessica Escobar in our office (jescobar AT calreinvest.org or: 415- 864- 3980).
Editor’s note: If you’d like to see a larger version of the photos below, click on one of them and it will bring up a slide-show with one picture at a time. You can then click on arrows to advance through the pictures. A big thank you to our photographer, Alain McLaughlin.