JusticeLA, in partnership with other organizations working with directly impacted communities, was formed to reclaim, reimagine and reinvest what L.A. County could do with the $3.5 billion allocated to building two new jails. The JusticeLA Coalition is standing together with one voice to issue our own call to action to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors that reimagines our collective future and launches the JusticeLA campaign, with our own flavor. We’re calling for a moratorium on jail construction and expansion in order to fully realize the promise of diversion and re-entry through a justice reinvestment strategy for Los Angeles.
In short, MomsRising.org is an on-the-ground and online grassroots organization of more than a million people who are working to achieve economic security for all moms, women, and families in the United States. MomsRising is working for paid family leave, earned sick days, affordable childcare, and for an end to the wage and hiring discrimination which penalizes so many mothers. MomsRising also advocates for better childhood nutrition, health care for all, toxic-free environments, breastfeeding rights so that all children can have a healthy start, and a national budget that reflects the contributions of women and moms. In 2013, Forbes.com named MomsRising's web site as one of the Top 100 Websites For Women for the fourth year in a row and Working Mother magazine included MomsRising on its “Best of the Net” list.
Revolve Impact has experience building coalitions among diverse stakeholders, including artists, nonprofits, businesses, and governmental entities locally, statewide and nationally. As a collective, the team combines traditional organizing efforts with creative multimedia platforms to help partners think strategically about their overall goals and social impact. Revolve Impact believes in the transformative power of culture and helps partners integrate the creative arts and the latest technology into their overall operations.
COLOR oF CHANGE
Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. The organization helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by over one million members, Color of Change moves decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. By designing strategies powerful enough to fight racism and injustice—in politics and culture, in the work place and the economy, in criminal justice and community life, and wherever they exist—the team aims to change both the written and unwritten rules of society. Color of Change mobilizes its members to end practices and systems that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward.
Dignity and Power Now (DPN) is a grassroots organization based in Los Angeles that fights for the dignity and power of incarcerated people, their families, and communities. In doing so DPN wages a fight for everyone because the prison industrial complex forms an imaginative limit on everyone’s capacity to envision freedom and liberation. Dignity and Power Now has several projects including an activist coalition, an artist collective, a zine, a research and wellness group, a leadership institute, and a reentry program inside a state prison. Immediate campaign focuses include establishing comprehensive and effective civilian oversight of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and allocating the money from the two billion dollar jail plan into mental health diversion programs and community health centers.
DIGNITY AND POWER NOW
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