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  • Yesterday, in between yawns and "oh, was there some kind of election in the news that I missed?" 8 candidates ran in the "fight for the soul-less city" mayor race. Meanwhile, on the same day, in Venezuela, a true champion of the people, the amazing Hugo Chavez, died.

    FIGHT FOR THE SOUL OF THE CITIES OFFERS OUR BEST HOPE 

  • On March 5th, LA voters are being asked to pay another regressive sales tax, Measure A, which will generate another $215 million to cover the city's budget deficit

  • On January 29, 2013, the Community Rights Campaign and the Crenshaw Cougar Coalition headed to Washington D.C. to participate in a national forum held by the U.S. Department of Education at the demand of Journey for Justice, a grassroots coalition made up of students, teachers, parents, and community organizations.

  • On February 17th environmental groups from all over North America gathered for a historic rally in Washington D.C. for climate justice. The Bus Riders Union, Idle No More, Sierra Club and many others marched here in Los Angeles in solidarity with the groups in Washington. Part of the rally was used to bring attention to continuing opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.

  • The Bus Riders Union and the Community Rights Campaign were able to see an early screening of the new documentary about Mumia Abu-Jamal, an American political prisoner currently serving a life sentence for an alleged murder of a Philadelphia police officer. Incarcerated since 1981, in a trial that was plagued with blatant judicial disregard, Mumia was originally sentenced to death and that was successfully appealed in 2011 and commuted to a life sentence.

  • Los Angeles City Hall

    Leaders and organizers from the Labor Community Strategy Center, the Bus Riders Union, and the Community Rights Campaign reached out to the 2013 Los Angeles mayoral candidates. The letter outlines a series of priorites for the next mayor and urges the candidates to adopt our Fight for the Soul of the City proposal.

  • On January 19th, at the Bus Riders Union monthly meeting, an election was held to see which members would serve as part of the 2013 Planning Committee.

  • Tras el tiroteo de Newtown lo que necesitamos es menos, no más, presencia policial en las escuelas de Los Ángeles. La premisa de que con cada crisis se necesita más presencia policial, más vigilancia, más supresión sirve para aquellos que ya tienen una idea pre-existente, no para los estudiantes, padres y docentes afro-americanos y latinos del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles (LAUSD). Debería escandalizarnos al ver que seguimos el mismo camino destructivo que tomó el país tomó después del tiroteo ocurrido en la escuela de Columbine.

  • The movement is broadening.  National coalitions and juvenile court judges are weighing in with concerns and opposition, with national and local media responding.  The CRC is publishing OpEds and being interviewed in HuffPo, Colorlines and national Spanish-language public radio.

  • The nation's largest Spanish-language daily, La Opinion, has published our OpEd calling for less, not more, police in schools after Newtown. We must not let Newtown be another Columbine for LA's school-to-jail-track.

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