On March 10, Community Coalition, InnerCity Struggle, SEIU 2015, and Brotherhood Crusade issued a demand to Los Angeles City leaders to adopt an equitable recovery plan that meets the needs of communities across Los Angeles. As the City of Los Angeles awaits approximately $1.3 billion in funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, community leaders made it clear what an equitable spending plan would look like.
“The City must be intentional in directing this investment towards poor communities and working-class families across the city, which have been the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Only through such intentional, substantial investment can we address the extremes that have widened over the past year, the closing of which will launch a bright future for all Angelenos,” said Alberto Retana, CEO & President of Community Coalition.
To meet this moment, the coalition partners say that LA’s leaders must invest in women, families and the community: