Joel Montano: Los Angeles is haunted by a real housing crisis and housing advocacy will continue to forge ahead, but a multifaceted effort that includes other non-housing campaigns like Raise LA will offer huge benefit for renters.
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Rachel Torres, lead community organizer with the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) and UNITE HERE Local 11, will speak at the Valley Interfaith Council’s (VIC) Annual Labor Day Program to be held at 5 pm on Monday
Walker Foley: People earning less than $25,000 annually made up 34% of car commuters and 48% of carpools in 2013. Not surprisingly, lower wage earners rely more on automobiles to commute further distances to work.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Year after year the litany of the dead, black folk criminally robbed of victimhood, shattered any pretense of innocence, protection or security in “tidy” neighborhoods like ours, neighborhoods bright-eyed, bushy tailed white reporters doing ghetto fieldwork were always surprised to know existed.
Melissa Goodman: The ACLU supports the Raise LA campaign because basic economic rights are inextricably intertwined with civil rights and civil liberties. When Californians lack basic economic security – when they are unable to or must struggle to fulfill basic human needs – they cannot fully exercise their civil liberties and civil rights.
Julia Gould: Raise LA is taking its grassroots organizing to a new level by reaching out to community members in every neighborhood at Angelenos’ favorite weekend pastime, farmer’s markets.
Rachel Howzell Hall: As a kid in Baldwin Village, I cranked up the radio to drown out the gunfire and dreamed of Duran Duran and houses with lawns
esterday, we ran a piece written by Anthony Samad regarding the LAUSD District 1 race. After the article was published, we received several comments that motivated us to remind our readers that the opinions expressed by individual writers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the LA Progressive. The LA Progressive […]
Anthony Samad: Malcolm X warned us about these people—the interlopers. They appear everywhere under a community premise, but you don’t know who they’re tied to.
Julia Gould: Even though they work for one of the city’s biggest employers, most hotel workers struggle to get by—often forced to work two jobs and rely on public assistance just to make ends meet.
Dick Price: The evening turned on the question of who trusts the Pasadena Police Department, who doesn’t, and why not.
Dan Bleemel: When I left Skid Row that day, a part of me would stay behind to be tortured by what I knew and what I could do very little about.
Jordan Elgrably: If there are still many liberal Israelis that want peace and a viable two-state solution, they should know that the clock is ticking and they need to take back the country from the vile right-wing. Some analysts would say it’s already too late.