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October 2021

As we head into the autumn season, change is definitely in the air in L.A.! In this issue we highlight some major victories for the Environmental Justice movement and catch up on the Stay Housed Program’s new legal cases. We’ll also introduce you to some new team members and look back on the banner fiscal year we just completed.

Agenda for a Just Future

Another Major EJ Victory! Governor Announces Statewide 3,200-Foot Setback Rule to Separate Communities From Toxic Oil Drilling!

Currently, California is the only oil-producing state in the country without a minimum distance requirement between oil wells and the people who live and work in the frontline communities in the immediate vicinity. But this past week, the state of California took bold action to increase environmental protections for vulnerable communities.

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Agenda for a Just Future

A Banner Year for Liberty Hill & Local Activism!

This was truly a banner year for activism and progress! We have much work to do on the road ahead, but we couldn’t be prouder to take this journey with you—our Beloved Community.

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Stay Housed Program Steps Up For Tenant Protections, First Lawsuits Filed

Advocacy groups that provide educational and legal support to renters across the county have seen an uptick in tenant harassment complaints, such as landlords conducting construction at all hours of the night or refusing to turn on the water or address roach infestations. Reports of harassment like this have almost doubled in the last few months via the Stay Housed L.A. program.

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Philanthropy

Welcome our new Board members

Please join us in welcoming our newest Board Members, Veronica Flores, M.A., Executive Officer of Community Health Councils Inc., a research and capacity building organization in South Los Angeles and Shimica Gaskins, the President and CEO of GRACE/End Child Poverty CA.

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Philanthropy

Welcome our new Staff members

Please join us in welcoming our newest team members, Andrés Gonzalez, Program Manager for Environmental Justice, Giselle Armendáriz, Programs Assistant, and Justin Suarez, our new Grants Associate!

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Philanthropy

Shane Murphy Goldsmith Pens Article on Funding Implementation in SSIR

The main topic explored in the article was the critical importance of funding implementation once headline victories have been won. Shane’s piece also explores the challenges of moving from campaign work to policy implementation, and highlights the efforts of several local initiatives.

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