From frontlines to headlines! Take a look at recent news of Liberty Hill grantees.

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 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.


Nov. 28

San Francisco 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).
Nov. 21

Southern 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 reform.
Nov. 20

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 profiles.
Nov. 12

On Nov. 14, the “Don’t Waste L.A.” Coalition led by Liberty Hill ally Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, and including such groups as Pacoima Beautiful won a three-year campaign to overhaul 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.
Nov. 6

This real estate trade publication focuses on Occupy Our Homes, the most active of Occupy movement offshoots with chapters in 20 cities. The group, with partners including Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, has won significant settlements.

Intersections South LA covered Community Coalition’s 2012 election-coverage viewing party. Los Angeles Times described Community Coalition’s effort to reach 22,0000 new and occasional voters.

This follow-up Fox News story about the Latino vote 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. party.

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.
Nov. 1

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. 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…” The Daily News also covered the agreement.
Nov. 1

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., a neighborhood news site in New York, covered the Jackson Heights press conference on the report’s findings that the law targets transgender individuals.


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