WELCOME

 "Welcome to the Southern California chapter of Americans for Democratic Action, a premier multi-issue progressive political advocacy organization in the United States. We were founded in 1947 by Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Schlesinger Jr, and Hubert H. Humphrey."

Americans for Democratic Action is a nationwide, multi-issue progressive/Left organization that was founded by Eleanor Roosevelt in 1947. The  Southern California Chapter is the largest and most active. We are working on supporting and electing progressive candidates who will put the needs of their constituents ahead of corporate donors. We are committed to Single-Payer Healthcare (Medicare For All), staving off the Climate Catastrophe that is bearing down on us and fighting against the corruptive influence of Big Money on our Electoral System.

You can become a member of ADA SoCal here: DONATE and support the work we’re doing. Board meetings are usually the first Tuesday of the month and all are welcome to attend and participate. Let us strive to create a more just, equitable and sustainable community, state, society, nation and world!

THE FULL STORY ON MILITARY RECRUITING

On June 6, 2024, the 80th anniversary of DDay, the Americans for Democratic Action Foundation of Southern California put together
a live, in-person event about the realities of service, today, in branches of the United States military. We partnered with a wonderful
organization out in the Inland Empire called UNCOMMON GOOD.

Unlike ADAF SoCal, which endeavors to educate and enlighten about the progressive peace patriot agenda, UNCOMMON GOOD focuses on direct social services. One of their programs aims to guide and counsel low-income Latino youth, many of them children of the undocumented, to get them through school, dispatch them off to college, and break the intergenerational cycle of poverty.

But the good folks at UNCOMMON GOOD have a problem.  More and more of the high schoolers in their programs are falling for the siren call of military recruiters. They ain't going to college. They're joining the US Army, or the US Navy, or the US Air Force, or the US Space Force. (The latter, if you haven’t heard, is brand new. Because we can’t let any realm remain free, of course, from the inexorable pressures of military competition.) 

No one contends that military service is the wrong choice for everyone. But we want these young people to get the full picture.  

So UNCOMMON GOOD and ADAF SoCal partnered on this June 6th event. Several ADA members joined us online, and ADAF SoCal board members and physicians, Dr. Khin Khin Gyi and Dr. Nancy Niparko, made the long drive out from the westside to Claremont in order to join us in person.

And well more than 100 individuals filled the local church hall in Claremont. Teenage girls, and teenage boys, and their parents – most of whom spoke imperfect English. (That’s why we had Alejandra on hand, who made a
valiant effort to translate most of what was said from English into Spanish.) They heard from both Nancy Mintie, the Executive Director of UNCOMMON GOOD, and Tad Daley, the President of ADAF SoCal. They heard from
a couple of young recent military veterans. They heard from a young attorney who represents veterans before the labyrinthine Department of Veterans Affairs.

And most of all, they heard from the legendary Ron Kovic -- played by Tom Cruise in the feature film Born on the Fourth of July --
who was paralyzed for life in his early 20s in Viet Nam, who has a brand new 2024 book out called A Dangerous Country, 
and who is without question one of the greatest antiwar activists in American history.

It was a moving, powerful, and memorable evening for all concerned. The students and their parents had a great many questions
for all the panelists, including Ron, where they shared details both about their uncertain immigration situation, and their uncertainty
about what they were being told by U.S. military recruiters.

The whole point of the evening was to guide these young people to figure out the optimal way for them to contribute to their local communities, to the American nation, and to our one common human community.  

We opened their minds to the idea that we ought to say to MANY people, not just military veterans, "Thank you for your service."  And, perhaps, we put these children on the pathway to keeping them from being devoured by the machines of war. 

So that someday, they can help all of us see what we can do to one day abolish war. 

Toward the end of the long evening the great Ron Kovic, wholly unprompted, in a thundering voice, said the following:

"You kids listen to these people who are counseling you at Uncommon Good! Those military recruiters are looking out for THEIR best interests. They’re not giving you genuine career guidance or life advice. THEIR job is to make a successful sales pitch for the U.S. military. But these good people at Uncommon Good? They are looking out for YOU!"

And when Alejandra began sharing his words in Spanish to the audience? Apparently she started to cry.

We hope that we put on an event on June 6th, 2024 that carried on the long legacy of peace activism, among many other things, that Americans for Democratic Action has pursued since 1947.
And more importantly, we hope that JUST MAYBE, we may have altered the direction of several teenagers' lives.


The Highlights of the Ron Kovic Event

 


 


 

 

 

 


Americans for Democratic Action, Southern California Chapter Urges Ceasefire, Solidarity Against Slaughter

 

In the wake of October's barbaric and deplorable violence by Hamas, we have seen many statements and demonstrations proclaiming Solidarity with Israel, and many words and events around the world proclaiming Solidarity with Palestine. 
Despite our empathy for Israelis anguished and rightfully enraged over barbarous attacks on innocent civilians, and for Palestinians anguished and rightfully angry over years of oppression and abuses under military occupation or confinement in the open-air prison of Gaza --indeed BECAUSE of empathy with victims of both kinds -- those who look to avert further tragedies and bloodshed must not be taking simplistic stands of "solidarity" with either Israel or Palestine.
 
ADA SoCal instead calls for solid opposition to war crimes by all parties, attacks on civilians by any forces, and for a solid stance by the U.S. government against escalation of the current crisis.
 
  •  To minimize the likelihood of such escalation, and its costs in innocent lives, ADA SoCal urges the prompt release by Hamas of all civilian hostages, beginning with the immediate and unconditional release of children, the elderly and the medically infirm. 
     
  • Whereas an escalation of bombing or attempted occupation of Gaza risks a wider war involving other Middle East actors, ADA SoCal stands with the United Nations and world opinion in calling for an immediate cessation of bombing of civilian targets and orders for mass evacuations. 
     
  •   Whereas no party can effectively bomb its way to a lasting peace or stable security, ADA SoCal urges Congress to take a measured and carefully critical position on expanding military assistance to Israel, limiting that aid to purely defensive weaponry and not to providing equipment likely to be used against civilian populations. 
     
  • Whereas such an escalation and the likelihood of U.S. forces being drawn in is increasingly apparent and a serious danger to Americans, both military and civilian, at home and abroad, ADA SoCal commends and supports the courageous call of some 18 progressive and peace-minded Congress members for a cease-fire, and condemns the unscrupulous campaign of propaganda suggesting that their stance constitutes "antisemitism." 

  • Such accusations of prejudice are not only groundless but inhibit those honestly searching for alternatives to slaughter and toward a road toward peace. We urge members of Congress who have not yet joined the cease-fire call to do so.
  •  Whereas the seeds of antisemitism and of Islamophobia linger just below the surface in America as in many countries, the escalation of Israeli-Arab conflict in the Middle East poses a threat to Jewish and Muslim Americans, a secondary but important reason for the U.S. government and all Americans to bend their utmost efforts toward a peaceful and just solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. 



If you agree with ADA SoCal on this issue, please cut and paste this resolution into an email to your elected Representative. Let them know that you’re a member of ADA SoCal as well.

Endorsements for the March 5 th 2024 Primary Election

 
Ballots for the March 5 th California Primary Election have been arriving in our mailboxes. This is
a very challenging election facing us. So many of us on the Left are disheartened that President
Biden is enabling a horrific human rights crisis in Gaza. Some of the most dependable
Democratic constituencies; Young People, African Americans and Muslim Americans are so
distressed that they are thinking of sitting this election out. We mustn’t succumb to that kind of
despair. Even if you can’t bring yourself to cast a vote for the President, there are so many
other races on the ballot where Progressives who share our values are running against MAGA
Conservatives and Corporate Centrists, so there’s always a reason to vote!

ADA SoCal offers you our endorsements for the Primary. You can go to our home page ADA SoCal and see
whom we're endorsing. You can click on each name and find out more about them and their campaign. You
can also learn why we made many of the endorsements we made and you can learn more about
our Endorsement process.
 
And you can download a printable pdf that you can use to fill out your ballot. 
 
ADA strives to support credible, viable Progressives who will serve their constituents rather than corporate
donors. Please consider donating to ADA SoCal so we can continue our work supporting these candidates
and then, after we elect them, holding their feet to the fire so they deliver on their promises.
 
And be sure to vote in this most important Primary Election.
 
To see ADA SoCal's Candidate endorsements click here

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US Senate - Barbara Lee
US House of Representatives:
District 23: Derek Marshall
District 28: Judy Chu
District 29: Angelica Dueñas
District 30: Laura Friedman
District 32: Chris Ahuja 
District 34: David Kim
District 36: Ted Lieu
District 37: Sydney Kamlager-Dove
District 38: Linda T. Sanchez
District 39: Mark Takano
District 43: Maxine Waters
District 44: Nanette Barragán

State Senate:
District 26: Maria Durazo
District 27: Henry Stern
District 29: Eloise Reyes

•Assembly:
District 40: Pilar Schiavo
District 44: Nick Schultz
District 52: Genesis Coronado
District 55: Isaac Bryan
District 57: BabaAkili
District 62: María Estrada

Los Angeles Board of Supervisors: 
Seat 2: Holly Mitchell
Seat 4: Janice Hahn
Seat 5: Konstantine Anthony


Los Angeles District Attorney:
  George Gascón


Judge of the Superior Court:
Office 12: Lynn Diane Olson
Office 39: George Turner
Office 48: Ericka Wiley
Office 97: La Shae Henderson
Office 137: Tracey M. Blount


Los Angeles Unified School District:
Seat 3 - Scott Schmerelson 
Seat 5 – Fidencio Gallardo

Los Angeles City Council
District 2: Jillian Burgos
District 8: Marqueece Harris-Dawson
District 10: Aura Vazquez
District 12: Serena Olberstein
District 14: Ysabel Jurado
 
LA County Democratic Party Central Committee:

40 th District:
Betty Doumas-Toto
Michelle Fowle
Melissa Garcia Mardoyan
Renay Grace Rodriguez
Isaac Lieberman
Margret Finnstrom
Christine LaMonica

41st District:
Todd Jones

43rd District:
Clifford Tasner
Angélica Dueñas
Amy Sue Fall
Karen Almanza

44 th District:
Carolyn M. Hoff
Shanna Ingalsbee
Alton F. Reed
Joyce M. Rubin
Bonnie Shaun
Jerilyn V. Stapleton
Analisa Swan

45th District:
Jason Small
Michelle Verne
Chris Manabe
Yessica M. Manabe

48th District:
Denis P. Recendes

49th District:
Paul Cole Padilla
Melissa Mia Michelson
Deana Igelsrud
Isabel Storey
Michael Soloff

51st District:
Deana Igelsrud
Isabel Storey
Michael Soloff
Danielle Wilson
Eddie Mendoza

52nd District:
Jessica Craven
Koreen Ceea
Nico Gardner Serna
Dr. Rocio Rivas
Luis López
Rocio Rivas
Mia Livas Porter
Jeanine Rohn

54th District:
Sarah Hernandez

55th District:
Sarah Roos
Leah Pressman
Lindsay Carlson

56th District:
Zenaida Huerta
Stephanie Terrazas
Cynthia Pantiño Talmich
Vanessa Tyson

57th District:
Wendy Ruiz

62nd District:
Juan Muñoz-Guevara

64th District:
Fidencio Gallardo
Roberto A. Alvarez

65th District:
Fatima Iqbal-Zubair
Carrie Scoville

66th District:
Wade Martin Kyle
Maggie Hoyt
Michelle Henderson

69th District:
Christopher Duval
Joseph Luis Piñon
Monica Ratliff



 


SoCal ADA Presents
EARTH DAY 2023

2-4 PM
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Zoom ID: 832 4651 0768
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83246510768

SPEAKERS 

LORAINE LUNDQUIST P.H.D

“Getting off Gas
in the Shadow of Aliso Canyon.”LORAINE LUNDQUIST.

MYLA RESON

"Roadmap to Safe Energy Future

MARCIA HANSCOM

"Ballona Wetlands: Is the Coast Toast"?

NANCY NIPARKO M.D.

"Our Plastic World"

KHIN KHIN GYI M.D., Ph.D

The L.A. County Ordinance 2023

HARVEY WASSERMAN M.A.

"The Problem with Diablo Canyon
and Palo Verde Nuclear"

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ADEM ENDORSEMENTS

In the next few weeks, the California Democratic Party is holding ADEMs (Assembly District Election Meetings) where delegates are elected in each of California’s 80 Assembly districts. 
Electing Progressives to serve as delegates to the Party can help us in our struggle to make the California Democratic Party less-beholden to corporate interests and more responsive to the needs of the most vulnerable in our society. 

You can go to our ADEM ENDORSEMENTS PAGE to see a list of our endorsed ADEM candidates. 

You can find out your Assembly District here: 


You can find out more about the ADEMs here and find helpful links:

It is too late to register to vote by mail, but not too late to register to vote in person. Please do that right away so you can participate. Once the location and time of your district’s ADEM is scheduled, this page will link you to that information. 

You can see the list of candidates running in each Assembly District here:

Above the list of candidates for each list is a link to Candidate Statements.

ADA SoCal has endorsed the folks we believe to be the most progressive running in a lot of the districts where we have membership, but there are some districts that we don’t know which progressives are running, so reading Candidate Statements in those districts is helpful.

Many of our endorsed candidates are running on slates, a strategy that makes it easier to elect a group of good candidates. The vast majority of the folks we’ve endorsed are running on Progressive Slates. This website can be a resource to learn more about them:

The Progressive Delegate Network will be posting information about some of the other progressives running. 

If you’re a registered Democrat, please participate in the ADEM elections so we can move the Democratic Party in a more progressive direction!


 

LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS TODAY

 

 Please take two minutes right now by clicking to register to vote in the January 2023 Delegate Elections. More below, and how to find out if you are in the new AD51 - or what district you are in. but my ask today is just to register to vote by mail ASAP.  TODAY IS THE LAST DAY REGISTER NOW!

This is an internal Democratic Party election, so the County Registrar won’t send you a ballot. Instead, you must request a ballot by Dec. 31. PLEASE Do it now so it’s not hanging over your holiday dinner table! I NEED EVERY VOTE WHICH I CAN GET.  Here’s how:

1.     Go to ademelections.com/register/mail.

2.     Enter the info corresponding to your voter registration and press “Submit.” If you need to check your voter registration data, email me.

3.     Follow the usual 2-step verification process on the next page. When prompted, enter the code you’re emailed. This will get you the PIN you’ll need to put on your ballot for it to count. Keep your PIN safe, but you can find it here if you lose it.

 

Your ballot should arrive around Jan. 6; votes due back by Jan. 31. 

 

 Your vote will be for delegates who will represent your decision for who you want for the office of President etc. of the Democratic Party.

 

 

 

 

Cori Bush AND Nina Turner!!!

A once in a lifetime opportunity to see two of the most progressive, outspoken and well-spoken legislators in the country -- together!!!!  

This event is to raise funds for Cori's security.  She is receiving constant death threats and Congress does not provide security for "run of the mill" congress people -- so we need to step up to the plate to keep her safe.

We have kept the entry donation affordable, but remember, this is a fundraiser so bring your checkbook or credit cards.

This will also be a time to get together with our friends to celebrate some of our November wins at the polls (think Karen Bass, et al) - TOGETHER, for the first time in quite a while!  Let's Party!

Holiday Party with a Purpose

 for 

Cori Bush

(with Nina Turner)

 

I

Saturday   December 17

2:00 ~ 4:30pm

in

Santa Monica

(Dress Warmly, and in Layers -- The Party will be Outdoors)

 RSVP

Hosted by

Jan Goodman, Jerry Manpearl, Susie Shannon, Amy Vilela, Alan Minsky

BOE Member Tony Vasquez, State Senator Ben Allen,

Santa Monica Mayor Sue Himmelrich

LA Councilmembers Hugh Soto Martinez & Mike Bonin

Dorothy Reik, Carlos Marroquin, Howie Klein

Progressive Democrats of America,
and Feel the Bern San Fernando Valley


lease mention who you were invited by when you RSVP for security purposes as we want to ensure the safety of our guests.  Address will be provided upon RSVP

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Support Raphael Warnock for US Senate

  

 

Help make calls to Georgia to provide frequent Black Voters with their early voting locations, among other details on how to vote in the December 6, 2022 Raphael Warnock vs. Hershel Walker Senate runoff election. Early voting starts on November 28th!

Getting Senator Warnock re-elected and having a 51 to 49 advantage will make a significant difference in the balance of power.  

If Reverend Warnock wins the December 2nd Senate run-off, Democrats will have a majority on all Senate committees – that majority is essential for judiciary appointments, cabinet appointments, and for discharging petitions out of Senate committees. 

Having that 51st senator will also make Machin irrelevant. 

Your calls to frequent Black voters can make all the difference in what promises to be a close run-off election.

 

START MAKING CALLS TODAY

 

WATCH Harvey Wasserman's discussion about what you can do to help with Center for Common Ground Founder & CEO Andrea Miller, and Atlanta Georgia NAACP Political Director Ray McClendon 

 

Southern California Americans for Democratic Action is partnering with the Center for Common Ground, the Atlanta NAACP and the Grass Roots Election Protection Coalition to make sure that Senator Warnock returns to the U.S. Senate.

 

Click on YouTube Picture to View Video

 



 

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ADA SoCal Endorsements

Here is the list of endorsements for the November 8th, 2022 Election.
Please refer here to the Endorsements Link ,on it you'll find HOW WE MAKE OUR ENDORSEMENTS.

Click here for printable Endorsements Document

 

State Administrators

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond

Board of Equalization Member District 3: Tony Vazquez


U.S House of Representatives

District 27: Christy Smith

District 28: Judy Chu

District 29: Angelica Deuñas

District 33: Ted Lieu

District 34: David Kim

District 37: Sydney Kamlager

District 38: Linda Sanchez

District 40: Asif Mahmood

District 43: Maxine Waters

District 44: Nannette Barragan

District 45: Jay Chen

District 47: Katie Porter

District 49: Mike Levin

California State Senate

District 20: Caroline Menjivar

District 24: Ben Allen

District 26: Maria Elena Durazo




California State Assembly

District 40: Pilar Schaivo

District 44: Laura Friedman

District 50: Eloise Reyes

District 51: Louis Abramson

District 52: Miguel Santiago

District 57: Reggie Jones Sawyer

District 62: Maria Estrada

District 65: Fatima Iqbal-Zubair


Judicial Races

Office#3  Sherilyn Peace Garrette

Office#60  Anna Reitano

Office#67  Elizabeth Lashley-Haynes

Office#70  Holly Hancock

Office#118 Carol Jiyoung Park

Office#151  Patrick Hare

Office#156  Carol Elsewick

Los Angeles County Sheriff: Robert Luna

Los Angels Board of County Supervisors:  Lindsey Horvath

LAUSD

District 2: Rocio Rivas

District 6: Kelly Gonez

 

Los Angeles Community College District:

Seat 2:

Steve Veres

Seat 7:

Nancy Pearlman

 

Los Angeles City Mayor: Karen Bass

City Attorney: Faisal Gil

City Controller: Kenneth Mejia

Los Angeles City Council

District 5: Katy Young Yaroslavsky

District 11:Erin Darling

District 13:Hugo Soto Martinez 

District 15: Danielle Sandoval

Culver City City Council

Khin Khin Gyi

Montebello School Board

Nelly Nieblas

Aaron Reveles


Ballot Measures
• Proposition 1 – Right to Reproductive Freedom – Yes
• Proposition 26 – In-person Sports Wagering – No
• Proposition 27 – Online Sports Wagering – No
• Proposition 28 – Additional Funding for Arts & Music Education – Yes
• Proposition 29 – Licensed Medical Professionals at Kidney Dialysis Clinics – Yes
• Proposition 30 – Tax on Millionaires for Air Pollution Reduction – Yes
• Proposition 31 – Prohibit Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products – Yes
• LA County Measure A – Remove a Sheriff for Just Cause – Yes
• LA County Measure C – County Cannabis tax – No
• Pasadena Measure H – rent control, “just cause” evictions – Yes
• LA City Measure LH – Additional Low income housing – Yes
• LA City Measure SP – Parks & Recreation Facilities Parcel Tax – Yes
• LA City Measure ULA – Affordable Housing & Tenant Assistance – Yes
• LA Measure LA – Community College Safety, Repair & Job Training - Yes

 


 


Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón
Speaks at at ADA SoCal Zoom Meeting

 


LA County D. A. George Gascón speaks at the ADA SoCal Board Meeting 4/6/21.  He spoke about his progressive values in dealing with Public Safety and his approach to Law Enforcement.   

Los Angeles County D.A George Gascón

Click Image to watch the YouTube meeting

 

 

 

 

Americans for Democratic Action Southern California

SoCal ADA Presents
EARTH DAY 2023



AMERICANS FOR DEMOCRATIC ACTION SOCAL
NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS

 

Vote by Mail Early


Every year, pundits and politicians declare that “This year is the most important election you’ll ever vote in.”  And this year, it might be true.  This is the year that America comes closest to becoming an authoritarian, fascist country.  

 

Californians will be voting by mail, but if you want to make sure your ballot is counted, follow the instructions to the letter - make sure your signature looks like the one that’s on file - mail in your ballot early so that Trump’s postmaster general won’t delay it getting to where it can be counted.  We’ll share more information with details on how to make sure your ballot gets in properly as we get closer to the election.  

Below is a list of endorsements, and if you'd like to an explanation of our endorsements please click here.   If you would like to know how we pick our endorsements click here.

If you would like to download a PDF copy  click here

 


NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS


President: Joe Biden

 

US Congress:

District 27 - Judy Chu

District 29 - Angelica Dueñas

District 33 - Ted Lieu

District 34 – David Kim

District 37 - Karen Bass

District 43 - Maxine Waters

District 44 - Nanette Barragan

District 45 - Katie Porter

District 47 - Alan Lowenthal

District 50 - Ammar Campa-Najjar

 

California State Senate:

District 25 - Anthony Portantino

District 27 - Henry Stern

 

California Assembly:

District 43 - Laura Friedman

District 46 - Adrin Nazarian

District 47 - Eloise Reyes

District 59 - Reggie Jones Sawyer

District 63 - Maria Estrada

District 70 - Patrick O'Donnell

 

LA County Supervisor:

District 2 - Holly Mitchell

 

LA County District Attorney:

George Gascón

 

Superior Court

Office 72 - Steve Morgan

Office 80 - Klint James McKay

 

LA City Council

District 2 - Paul Kerkorian

District 4 - Nithya Raman

District 10 - Grace Yoo

 

Burbank City Council

Nick Schultz

 

Culver City Council

Khin Khin Gyi

Los Angeles School Board:

Patricia Castellanos, Scott Shmerelson

Los Angeles Community College District:

Trustee #1 – Andra Hoffman

Trustee #3 – Anthony Danna

Trustee #5 – Michelle Manos

Trustee #7 – Mike Fong

Garden Grove School Board – Nick Dibs

California Ballot Measures:

Prop. 15 – Split Roll on Prop. 13 -  YES
Prop. 16 – A Return to Affirmative Action –  YES
Prop. 17 – Would Allow Parolees to Vote - YES
Prop. 18 – Would Allow 17-year-olds to vote –    YES
Prop. 19 - Property Tax Exemptions -    YES
Prop. 20 – Tougher Parole –  NO
Prop. 21 – Rent Control –  YES
Prop. 22 – Special Rules for the Gig Economy –  NO
Prop. 23 – Kidney Dialysis –    YES
Prop. 24 – New Consumer Privacy-  YES
Prop. 25 – Eliminate Cash Bail -   YES
LA County Measure J – Alternatives to Incarceration - YES

                                                                                                  


RE-ENVISIONING SAFETY IN AMERICA

 

 


The horror of George Floyd's murder has inspired a deep debate about re-envisioning Public Safety in America.  The call to “Defund The Police!” does not mean the elimination of law enforcement -- it means divesting money from bloated police budgets and investing instead in people to deal proactively with addiction, homelessness and mental illness. Gun-toting police aren’t the answer to these problems.  So many police shootings occur in the context of these issues.  

Militarizing the Police hasn’t reduced crime. Neither has throwing more and more money at police departments.  It’s time to try something different.  Eugene, Oregon has been diverting money from its police to the hiring of medics and social workers to address addiction issues, mental illness or homelessness ---and it’s been very effective.

The latest Los Angeles City Budget was slated to devote 54% of discretionary funds to the LAPD.  Now, in response to the protests, the City Council is considering cutting between $100 and $150 million from Mayor Garcetti's original budget. But this is merely rolling back a yearly hike in spending — it's not the serious change that’s needed.  New York's City Council is talking about cutting $1 billion from their police budget, so LA could make more drastic cuts and fund needed community services. This would also free up police officers to do things they are uniquely suited to - such as solving crimes!  

Black Lives Matter has put together a powerful proposal along these lines.  You can read it at: https://peoplesbudgetla.com.

We’re asking LA Residents to call their City Council members and ask them to get serious about a new approach to public safety -- substantial cuts to LAPD and moving the money into community services for crime prevention and for non-violent crisis resolution. Tell them his is the moment for real substantive change, not merely trimming around the edges. Here is a list of Los Angeles City Council members:


CONTACT YOUR LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN YOUR DISTRICT

Map of Council District Boundaries

Council Member District 1 - Gil Cedillo   (213)473-7001
Council Member District 2 - Paul Krekorian (213) 473-7002
Council Member District 3 - Bob Blumenfield (213) 473-7003
Council Member District 4 - David E. Ryu (213) 473-7004
Council Member District 5 - Paul Koretz (213) 473-7005
Council Member District 6 - Nury Martinez (213) 473-7006
Council Member District 7 - Monica Rodriguez (213) 473-7007
Council Member District 8 - Marqueece Harris-Dawson (213) 473-7008
Council Member District 9 - Curren D. Price, Jr. (213) 473-7009
Council Member District 10 - Herb J. Wesson, Jr. (213) 473-7010
Council Member District 11 - Mike Bonin (213) 473-7011
Council Member District 12 - John Lee (213) 473-7012
Council Member District 13 - Mitch O'Farrell (213) 473-7013
Council Member District 14 - Jose Huizar (213) 473-7014
Council Member District 15 - Joe Buscaino (213) 473-7015

 

When you’ve made the call, please email us back at [email protected] and let us know what the result of your call was.  

Let’s work together to build a just, equitable and less violent city and nation! We encourage you to join ADA and support the work we're doing!  [Donate]

 



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