TL;DR From The Weekly Email for August 18, 2019

VICTORY!

On Tuesday, August 13th, the Justice LA Coalition which includes Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN), White People 4 Black Lives, Reform LA Jails, and others and led by BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors shut down LA County’s contract to spend $2 billion on a new "mental health treatment facility" which we all knew was another jail. The LA County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to cancel the project in an effort to commit to treatment over incarceration. Our team’s organizing and advocacy convinced the supervisors and other officials that punishment is cruel and counterproductive.

60 SECONDS FOR JUSTICE:

  1. DONATE to the family of Jamaal Simpson, who was murdered by LA County Sheriff on August 1, 2019. Immediately upon killing Jamaal deputies cordoned off the area and confiscated all surveillance video. https://www.gofundme.com/f/justice-for-jamaal

  2. CALL your State Senator and tell them to VOTE YES on AB 1460 to make Ethnic Studies a CSU requirement. You can find your Senator here: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/.

  3. SIGN AND SHARE the petition to LAPD Chief Michel Moore to fire Officers Ryan Lee and Martin Robles for the murder of #GrecharioMack inside Crenshaw Mall on 4/10/2018. tinyurl.com/Grechario.

  4. CANCEL your membership at 24-Hour Fitness and tell everyone you know to cancel in the names of #AlbertRamonDorsey and #DennisToddRogers.

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