LA Forward
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LA Forward activates rising generations of Angelenos to join social justice movements that are fighting to transform Los Angeles into a fair, flourishing place for everyone.

Advancing justice and defending democracy starts close to home. Los Angeles seems poised to lead the resistance, but our corner of the world isn’t always as progressive as we might think. Local social justice coalitions often lack power to overcome privileged special interests.

LA Forward is changing that by tapping the energy of new activists, especially a rising generation, squeezed between an insecure economy and exorbitant housing costs, saddled with college debt and an uncertain future. We sees our values and interests intertwine with those who’ve long struggled to get by including immigrants, working people, and communities of color.

We are channeling the post-2016 flood of activism into an organizing network that methodically develops grassroots leadership. In places that have lacked a deep social justice base (e.g., Westside, Northeast LA, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Southeast LA County), we will mobilize thousands of Angelenos for struggles to:

  • Fully fund our schools by closing corporate tax loopholes.
  • Strengthen democracy by ending corporate and developer funding of local elections and empowering grassroots candidates.
  • End homelessness by supporting construction of supportive housing and making sure that new development includes affordable housing and doesn’t displace people from their homes.
  • Build a vibrant city around public space and transit with affordable housing for all, where people of diverse classes, ethnicities, and cultures form communities together.
  • Transform unjust policing and incarceration systems that disproportionately targets communities of color and immigrants.
  • Fight for climate and environmental justice.
  • Guarantee workers’ rights and a fair economy. 

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