Brightline Succeeds In "Putting Local Hire To Work"
Supervisors Avalos and Kim Join Community Advocates, Labor Leaders, City Officials, Social Justice Activists, and Workers in Celebrating Historic Achievement; Mayor Lee Declares "Brightline Defense Project Day"
A heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out to "put local hire to work" and support Brightline's community development work as we support implementation of the local hiring policy that we worked so hard to craft and advocate for last year.
We thought you might like to know that our recent fundraising event, "Putting Local Hire To Work," was a great success in bringing together our citywide coalition of allies to highlight the policy's early achievements. In addition to the uplifting keynote speech by local hiring champion Supervisor John Avalos, we received a proclamation by Mayor Ed Lee thanking Brightline for working "to build a better community-labor partnership by investing in San Francisco and putting families back to work."
Supervisor Jane Kim provided a surprise assist to the evening's program in committing her support for making the law work and for expanding the policy's "outcomes-based" approach to non-construction jobs created by City dollars.
Community groups from Bayview-Hunters Point, Chinatown, and the Mission came out to celebrate, along with our partners in labor and dozens of guests.
Proceeds of the fundraiser will in part go to support our upcoming Local Hiring Impact Report, which we also previewed that night. We look forward in the coming weeks to sharing the report with our funders, as well as with other community advocates within the region and in other cities who have requested Brightline's technical assistance as they seek new local hiring approaches to build their own communities.
Thank you once again for your support, and we look forward to continuing this work that would not be possible without you!