From Frontlines to Headlines November

by Anonymous (not verified) on December 08, 2012

dec 8 2012

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.

November 28

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.

November 21

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 reform.

November 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.

November 12

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.

November 6

This real estate trade publication calls 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 significant settlements.


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. 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.

November 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 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…”

November 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.