The Latino Coalition of Los Angeles PAC, SANA, MPRF, COFECA, El Rescate and Anawakayiotl First Americans Society Host Central LA Regional Townhall: "we are determined to develop a local and state agenda to protect our most vulnerable community members."
Los Angeles, California, December 13, 2016 - A unified community effort led by the Latino Coalition of Los Angeles-PAC + SANA + MPRF + COFECA + El Rescate and Anawakayiotl First Americans Society announced their new Regional Call to Action, a campaign that aims to engage and educate our vulnerable communities in the aftermath of the Presidential election. On December 14th, 2016 the Latino Coalition of Los Angeles PAC, Los Angeles citywide organizers from multiple community based organizations will hold a press conference to announce a series of city wide-regional community meetings, calls to actions and informational summits, in response to the threats stemming from the newly "appointed" President Elect. The press conference will take place promptly at 9:30am at the Los Angeles City Hall located at 220 N Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012.
This Regional Call to Action was created out of a series of meetings held with grassroots and grasstop leaders in various pockets of the city. From these meetings, it was concluded that there needed be a forum and space for the community to share their concerns and solutions related to the draconian laws and policies that are likely to come from the new Presidential administration.
In response to this need, we organized a coalition to create a Regional Call to Action, which will consists of a series of largescale community meetings held in South LA, West LA, the Northeast San Fernando Valley, Mid City and East Los Angeles regions. On December 3rd, 2016, the first town hall meeting took place in East Los Angeles; "Over 300 Eastside residents, educators and organizers convened at Salesian High School and discussed serious concerns for community safety and human rights. Elected officials including CD14 Councilman Jose Huizar and LAUSD Board President Steve Zimmer attended to address those concerns and commit to protecting the integrity of our communities under a Trump administration."
At the press conference, the group will share times, dates and locations of the upcoming Town Hall meetings for the public to attend
For more information, please call Rinee Alvarez at 310-750-8484. The campaign will aim to engage and empower immigrant communities in Los Angeles to raise awareness of their rights and how we can mobilize together and with our public leaders to protect our immigrant communities.
At this stage, more than 50 organizations within South LA, West LA, Mid City, and East LA have pledged to support our efforts. We urge all community partners to join our efforts in educating and protecting our immigrant communities.
Posted by: Anawakayiotl First Americans Society - Sociedad Indigena Anawakayiotl