Since November folks across the country have been wondering what they can do to voice their disapproval of the current administration and its policies. It’s been a daily battle to make our voices heard and advocate for a fairer and more just society. Folks are getting organized. Protests and marches with an underlying theme of resistance, are ramping up in response to the current administration.
A DIGEST OF PRESS CLIPS ABOUT LIBERTY HILL & THE ORGANIZERS WE SUPPORT
The year 2016 was not without its struggles for Liberty Hill Foundation supported grassroots organizations, but it was also not without its victories. Here are ten advances from the past 12 months that make L.A. fairer, cleaner, more prosperous, more peaceful and in the face of adversity, stronger!
They probably first heard of him the same way they first heard of President Abraham Lincoln—as a preschool coloring project.
They never heard Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. give a speech, they never saw him preach or lead a march. But L.A.’s young community activists—21st -century organizers standing up for exploited workers, for bullied gay teens and for children sickened by polluters too close to their daycare centers—are walking in the footsteps that Dr. King imprinted on the American conscience.
A new study by Abel Valenzuela, a professor of urban planning at UCLA, reports that increasing numbers of day laborers are native-born. In a USA Today story, Valenzuela noted that the trend is most pronounced in regions like Los Angeles where hot construction markets have collapsed.