On March 26th Healthy LA Coalition hosted a virtual town hall to learn about our demands and to take action in demanding LA City Council pass protections to ensure the health and safety of all of us, NOW!
a network of 250+ advocacy organizations, worker centers, labor unions, service providers, religious congregations, community groups, affordable housing developers, public interest lawyers, public health and safety organizations, and many more uniting across lines of race, class, and geography to propose concrete solutions to the many hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can read our detailed policy proposals for LA County here.
Nothing demonstrates our fundamental interconnectedness like a pandemic. Our fates rise and fall together. Our society is now wisely moving to scale back in-person gatherings to stop the spread of COVID-19. This shut-down will cause tremendous hardship for the most vulnerable Californians. People are in danger of losing their homes as the economy grinds to a halt. Service workers and unhoused people run a high risk of infection and lack the space and resources to preserve their health. Immigrants, fearing retaliation, may forgo important preventative care. Our local governments must do everything possible to prevent this health catastrophe from metastasizing into a deeper social and economic crisis, with race and class defining who does well and who does not. There are immediate steps our elected officials can take to begin matching the scope of this emergency, and it requires training our eyes on the right things and the right people.
Are you concerned about being able to pay your rent or mortgage on April 1st? Are you concerned about losing your source of income or not having enough safety protections at work during the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you houseless and worried about where to take shelter during this time?
Check out this virtual town hall to learn about our demands and to take action in demanding LA City Council pass protections to ensure the health and safety of all of us, NOW!