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Hundreds of Residents and Organizations Gather to STOP the CCFO! The Discriminatory Law Dies in Council!

Posted in human & civil rights, video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2013 by Cangress

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Click HERE to watch KTLA Coverage of the day.

Hundreds of residents and organizations from ACROSS L.A. gathered at City Hall this morning to STOP the Community Care Facilities Ordinance (CCFO), which would unfairly restrict and eliminate shared housing options in LA, increasing homelessness and segregation in our communities.

With chambers at standing room only, the CCFO died in Council today – Council Member Mitch Englander simply did not have the votes to pass this discriminatory ordinance. While this campaign is far from over, the political winds have surely shifted. Englander, once defiant and sure of marginal support for the ordinance, has been reduced to polemic double-talk.

STOPCCFO Meme 3 List of Orgs

This was in no doubt due to the power of the diverse coalition that united on behalf of fair housing in L.A.! Thanks to all of you who showed up to let your voice be heard!

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Diverse City-wide Coalition Holds Press Conference to Defeat Community Care Facilities Ordinance

Posted in civil rights, organizing, Uncategorized, URGENT ACTION with tags , , , , on January 16, 2013 by Cangress

More than 100 organizations from across the City of Los Angeles were joined by numerous faith-based leaders last week to urge City Councilmembers to vote NO on the revised Community Care Facilities Ordinance, which would increase segregation and homelessness in Los Angeles.  The Coalition believes in healthy, safe and diverse communities and that shared housing is a crucial component in ensuring this goal throughout all of the City.  For more information, visit www.stopccfo.org.

View Daily News coverage of the press conference here.