Alliance of California for Community Empowerment
Many Liberty Hill grantee groups were deeply involved
in get-out-the-vote work, and news media coverage of their election-season
activities continued through the first week of November. But November also
started with a bang thanks to the Nov. 1 announcement by a coalition of groups
that of a $17-million community benefits settlement with the developer of the
proposed NFL football stadium downtown. As the month continued, there was
newsworthy work in several issue areas. Most recent stories listed first.
San Fransico Bay View ran a story about a writing
workshop called “Voices in Poverty Resist” held at Community Assets
Development–Redefining Education (CADRE) and L.A. Community Action Network (LA
CAN). The first link is to an article is by the workshop leader and
includes quotes from essays by participants; the second link has a post by the
workshop leader followed by an essay by a participant.
Sothern California Public Radio
interviewed Rev. Marvin Ajic, one of the Roman Catholic clergy members
joining forces with the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
(CHIRLA) and other advocacy organizations on a new campaign for immigration
The philanthropy news site “Black Gives Back” highlighted
the release of Liberty Hill’s new report, Giving Black in Los Angeles.
This report focuses on African American giving in Los Angeles today and
offers some surprising findings on the three most frequent donor
On Nov. 14, the “Don’t Waste L.A.”
Coalition led by Liberty Hill Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy,
and including such groups as Pacoima Beautiful won an three-year
campaign to overhaul of L.A. City’s commercial and multi-family waste and
recycling system with standards to ensure cleaner trucks, green jobs, and more
recycling. These two articles describe the coalition’s positions.
estate trade publication calls be Occupy Our Homes, with chapters in 20 cities,
the most active of Occupy movement offshoots. The group, with partners
including Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, has won
November 4-7 ROUND-UP OF PRE- and POST-ELECTION
First link covers Community Coalition’s 2012
election-coverage viewing party; second link describes Community Coalition’s
effort to reach 22,0000 new and occasional voters.
This follow-up Fox News story about the Latino vote
in shows how the media turns for comment on the national scene to Angelica
Salas, executive director for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of
Los Angeles (CHIRLA) and speaker at Liberty Hill’s 2012“Change L.A.
Boyle Heights Beat spoke to Hector Flores of InnerCity
Struggle about voter outreach in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles.
This video of a Cambodian TV broadcast is not translated
into English, but the pictures show Khmer Girls in Action promoting
voter turnout and civic engagement in their communities.
Governor Jerry Brown paid a visit to InnerCity Struggle
on his tour in support of advocating Prop 30.
L.A. Times covered the coverage of its
election coverage by “Deadline L.A.”, the weekly KPFK radio show co-hosted by Liberty
Hill’s Director of Communications, Barbara Osborn. http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-daily-news-endorsements-20121031,0,2620302.story
A major community benefits settlement with developer
Anschutz Entertainment Group was won by a coalition of neighborhood and
anti-poverty groups, including Los Angeles Community Action Network LA CAN. Says
the L.A. Times: “The deal includes the creation of a $15-million trust
fund for low-income housing in the area and nearly $2 million in traffic- and
air-pollution-control measures…” http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_21906844/aeg-agreement-coalition-ends-threat-nfl-stadium-development
New York’s controversial stop-and-frisk law was the subject
of a study by Make the Road New York, one of Liberty Hill’s Queer
Youth Fund grantees. DNAINfo.com, a neighborhood news site in New York,
covered the Jackson Heights press conference on the report’s findings that the
law targets transgender individuals. http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121024/jackson-heights/stop-and-frisk-targets-transgender-community-unfairly-study-says