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January 2022

We are so excited to kick off the new year with a huge environmental justice win! After a decade of community organizing by our partners in the STAND LA Coalition, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to draft an ordinance to prohibit all new oil and gas drilling and to phase-out existing drilling operations throughout all areas of the City! Read on to learn more about this historic victory for Los Angeles.

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HISTORIC VICTORY: City Council Votes to BAN ALL NEW OIL & GAS Drilling Throughout Los Angeles!

This week—after years of patient and steadfast organizing by community organizations supported by Liberty Hill—the L.A. City Council put an end to the practice of poisoning our communities with toxic oil and gas drilling operations! They voted unanimously to draft an ordinance to prohibit all new oil and gas drilling and to phase-out existing drilling operations throughout all areas of the City of Los Angeles!

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Welcome Our New Hillers: Stacey Urauchi & Malka Haya Fenyvesi

The Liberty Hill community is expanding! As we work to make the greatest impact possible in the Los Angeles community, we are staffing up with dedicated professionals to help us take our mission and work to the next level. Please join us in welcoming team members, Stacey Urauchi, Program Manager, Youth Justice and Malka Haya Fenyvesi, Senior Manager, Foundation Relations.

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Liberty Hill Appoints Legal Advocate Almas Sayeed to VP, Public Partnerships

Liberty Hill Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of legal advocate Almas Sayeed to the newly created role of Vice President, Public Partnerships. In this new role, Almas will join Liberty Hill’s Executive Team and work to expand partnerships with government and public entities to ensure they best serve communities and advance Liberty Hill’s vision of racial equity and progressive change.

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Commissions Training Program Teams Up With Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell’s Office

This year— for the first time ever—Liberty Hill is partnering with Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Holly J. Mitchell and her team to provide targeted support to residents, advocates and individuals who work specifically in Supervisorial District 2. Our goal is to continue to build a pipeline of leaders who are interested in and prepared for service on a variety of boards and commissions.

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Apply for Liberty Hill’s Commissions Training Program Today!

We are excited to launch a virtual version of our 2022 Emerging Leaders Commissions Training Program this year in partnership with the office of L.A. County Board of Supervisors Chair Holly J. Mitchell. The Wally Marks Leadership Institute Commissions Training Program for Emerging Leaders will seek to create better transparency and knowledge about boards and commissions service by providing training and support for candidates with commitments to equity and social justice.

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Ready to Rise Partnership Holds Virtual Event To Highlight Success

More than 150 attendees joined Liberty Hill, our evaluation team from Imoyase Community Support Services and Destiny Consulting, and our partners at California Community Foundation for a virtual Town Hall to share the results of this multi-year $38 million public private partnership and provide support to our Ready to Rise partners offering culturally responsive community-based services to young people.

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