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Slideshow of Photos from This Past Weekend’s Homeless Bill of Rights Action in Venice

Posted in art & culture, civic participation, civil rights, Homeless Bill of Rights, photos with tags , , , , , , on January 21, 2014 by Cangress

More photos and video coverage to come from this past weekend’s amazing celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and in support of a California Homeless Bill of Rights.

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THROWDOWN THURSDAY!

Posted in civic participation with tags , , , , , , , on September 27, 2013 by Cangress
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LA CAN and the LA Human Right to Housing Collective at the Joint City Planning Commission/Affordable Housing Commission Meeting in Van Nuys.

Downtown LA for the California Little Hoover Commission Meeting on Realignment?

LA CAN IN THE HOUSE!

Mid-Wilshire for Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Commission Meeting?

LA CAN IN THE HOUSE!

Van Nuys for the Joint City Planning Commission/Affordable Housing Commission Meeting on the LA Housing Element?

 LA CAN IN THE HOUSE!

Highland Park for a Community Pop-Up Market Training?

 LA CAN IN THE HOUSE! 

The people power of LA CAN was felt across the City of LA this morning as community leaders raised their voices on behalf of low-income Skid Row and South LA residents in meetings in Downtown LA, Mid-Wilshire, Van Nuys, AND Highland Park. Whether it be fighting for the housing rights of public housing residents, increasing access to fresh and nutritious food for low-income communities of color, or stopping all jail expansion plans – if there’s a decision-making table gathering, you better believe we’ll be there fighting alongside our fellow sister and brother freedom fighters!

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Members of the LA CAN Civil Rights Committee at the Ronald Reagan State Building, (at the Little Hoover Commission hearing) in Downtown LA voicing the need for more housing and services versus further costly prison expansion. Siding with previous findings of the Little Hoover Commission LA CAN knows, personally, that scores of CA inmates would be better served in outpatient settings. 

So, what did YOU do today?

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Ok prisoners to be sent to another city.

NO on Prop A: Don’t Support A Regressive Sales Tax to Pay for More Cops!

Posted in civic participation with tags , , , , on March 4, 2013 by Cangress

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Want to see what comes out of the Measure J piñata?

Posted in civic participation, video with tags , , , , , on October 24, 2012 by Cangress

This November, remember to vote NO on Measure J, a regressive sales tax increase that will allow MTA to continue to send billions of dollars to the private sector to build highways and rail lines while leading to more fair increases and cuts in bus services for poor communities of color.

For more information Measure J, visit:
http://noonmeasurej.net/

We need your help! CALL-IN ACTION TODAY and TOMORROW!

Posted in Call to Action, civic participation, civil rights, food access, grassroots policy, health access, human & civil rights with tags , , , , on August 13, 2012 by Cangress

We need your support TODAY to help lift the lifetime ban on receiving CalFresh assistance for people with a prior non-violent drug conviction, and who verify their participation in recovery or treatment programs.

See below for more information! This Action will take 5 minutes, but will help thousands of people receive access to critical nutrition benefits.

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This week, members of the Senate Appropriations Committee will decide whether to advance AB 828, the bill to lift the lifetime ban on receiving CalFresh assistance for people with a prior non-violent drug conviction, and who verify their participation in recovery or treatment programs.

Thirty-seven other states and the District of Columbia have already taken this important step to fight hunger by removing the lifetime ban.

Take Action!

Join statewide call-in days on August 13 and 14 to urge the Senate Appropriations Committee to make the right decision and support nutrition assistance for families in need.

See below for a list of target committee members and their numbers. If you are not in any of their districts, call Senator Kehoe, the committee chair.

Sample message:

My name is_____ and I live in_____.

I’m calling to ask you to support AB 828, the bill to lift the lifetime ban on receiving CalFresh assistance for people with a prior drug-related conviction. People shouldn’t be sentenced to a lifetime of hunger for any crime. Food is a human right, and to put entire families at risk of hunger because one of them committed a crime for which they have already served their time is unjust and inhumane.

AB 828 would end the policy of denying families critical nutrition assistance for life because one of them committed a crime for which they have already served their time. Allowing these families to access CalFresh assistance would help to reduce hunger and recidivism, boost local economies, and increase program efficiency. Click here for a fact sheet on AB 828 (PDF).

Target Senate Appropriations Committee Members

Chair: Sen. Christine Kehoe (San Diego), 916-651-4039
Sen. Elaine Alquist (Santa Clara), 916-651-4013
Sen. Curran D. Price, Jr. (Los Angeles), 916-651-4026
Sen. Darrell Steinberg (Sacramento), 916-651-4006
Sen. Ted Lieu (Los Angeles), 916-651-4028

Contact Tim Shadix with any questions at tim@cafoodbanks.org or (510) 350-9917.

LA CAN and Play Fair Farmers Field on KNBC4

Posted in AEG, civic participation, human & civil rights, press coverage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2012 by Cangress

Farmers Field Fast Fact #2!

Posted in AEG, civic participation, human & civil rights, organizing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2012 by Cangress

KPCC Covers the Release of the Play Fair at Farmers Field Health Impact Assessment

Posted in AEG, civic participation, Farmers Field, press coverage, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2012 by Cangress

This morning, LA CAN and Play Fair at Farmers Field Coalition, which includes Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, Comunidad Presente, and Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, held a press conference to release a Health Impact Assessment report on how the proposed Farmers Field and Convention Center Project would affect local, primarily low-income residents. The report, compiled by Human Impact Partners in conjunction with a panel of residents who live in South Park, Pico-Union, and Downtown LA, includes data and research on how the stadium may potentially negatively impact the surrounding community due to, for example, housing displacement and increased traffic. It also includes recommendations on how AEG and the city can mitigate negative impacts.
For more information, or to read the report, you can visit the Play Fair at Farmers Field blog.

The release of the report was covered by KPCC’s Brian Watt.

via KPCC:

Study: The downside of Farmers Field
by Brian Watt

A new study highlights the potential negative impacts of AEG’s proposed football stadium for downtown Los Angeles. Human Impact Partners conducted the study, with the support of a coalition that includes the Los Angeles Community Action Network, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and Physicians for Social Responsibility–Los Angeles.

The study focuses on the stadium development’s displacement and housing affordability, employment, public safety, and access to open space.

Becky Dennison of the Los Angeles Community Action Network says recent history has shown the development could reduce affordable housing in surrounding neighborhoods.

“We looked at the data from 2000-2010 as Staples Center came on line and then later L.A. Live,” Dennison says. “The race and demographic information in these communities shifted substantially toward upper income, much whiter population and folks were really pushed out of these communities.”

Anschutz Entertainment Group released a draft environmental impact report on the proposal known as Farmers Field. It maintains the stadium wouldn’t likely reduce affordable housing in the Pico Union neighborhood. But Dennison argues that report fails to consider housing losses in nearby parts of downtown and South Los Angeles.

NOW AVAILABLE: May/June 2012 Community Connection!

Posted in civic participation, civil rights, community connection, community gardens, DWAC & Women's Issues, education, food access, human & civil rights, LAPD, organizing, photos, Uncategorized, women's issues with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2012 by Cangress

The May/June 2012 Community Connection is NOW AVAILABLE!

Click on the Photo above to read the Community Connection Online.
You can also download a PDF version HERE.

Right to Work for All: This Means African-Americans As Well.

Posted in civic participation, civil rights, video with tags , , , , , , on June 12, 2012 by Cangress

Footage from the Black Worker Center Town Hall held on April 28th in Watts. BWC member LA CAN presents thoughts on employment, monitoring and enforcement, and unity.

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