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La Opinion Endorses MRT for City Council

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The City of Los Angeles’ most prominent Spanish language newspaper, La Opinion, has endorsed Supervisor Mark Ridley -Thomas for City Council, District 10. “La Opinion has long been a voice for the Latinx community — leading the public conversation on […]

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Stonewall Democratic Club Endorses Mark Ridley-Thomas

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The Stonewall Democratic Club, the nation’s oldest LGBTQ+, feminist, and progressive political advocacy organization, has endorsed Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas for City Council, District 10. The endorsement comes at a time when it is clear that Angelenos, like people across the […]

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Everybody should be counted because everybody counts

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The Trump administration continues to prosecute its malicious and reckless campaign of anti-immigrant regulations, its assaults on the U.S. Constitution and its punitive stance toward states with large populations of immigrants. And as people of conscience, we must adhere to […]

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Forcing a reckoning

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Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas will call on the Board of Supervisors to declare racism and its effects to be a public health concern and to prioritize its methodical elimination from County policies, practices, operations and programs. The legacy of slavery, segregation […]

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Reflections on a Moment of Change

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By Jon Regardie Mark Ridley-Thomas was 11 years old when the Watts Rebellion broke out in August 1965. More than a half-century later, images from the uprising that which lasted six days and resulted in 34 deaths, remain indelibly etched […]

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The time is now

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In the middle of a global pandemic of unprecedented scale and disproportionate impact on the health and well-being of African Americans, the nation reckons with another. Last week, we all watched in sheer horror as George Floyd took his last […]

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How to recover

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As more businesses, services and public amenities reopen, I am now expanding my focus to encompass not only the urgent work of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, but to strategizing how to recover during its aftermath. Sheltering in place has been […]

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COVID-19 Update

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Helping Homeless Seniors We are working to secure 15,000 hotel and motel rooms to serve our seniors experiencing homelessness. If you know someone who is experiencing homelessness, senior or not, please have them call 800-548-6047 or visit www.la-hop.org. Small Business […]

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COVID-19: Data Matters

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Los Angeles County is one of the most diverse counties in the country, and the past few weeks have demonstrated that COVID-19 does not discriminate — neither along ethnic nor socioeconomic lines. Although no one is immune, national reports have […]

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