Community Rights Campaign

Support AB 549 to limit police role in schools!

The Community Rights Campaign with the Children's Defense Fund, PolicyLink and YJC is co-sponsoring an important state bill, authored by Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer from South LA.

Statewide Work to Reform School Discipline Policy

In 2011, the Community Rights Campaign provided leadership in forming an innovative statewide coalition to reform school discipline policy.

On March 5th Vote No on LA's Measure A

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

Going to DC on a Journey for Justice to fight school privatization

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.

CRC OpEd: Menos policía en escuelas (La Opinion)

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.

Progress, broadening movement against more police in schools after Newtown

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.

CRC OpEd: Less police in schools after Newtown (published in La Opinion)

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.