Art Installation at LA Board of Sups TOMORROW

Dear Supporter,

Let’s re-imagine Los Angeles

Tomorrow, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will hear an initial report from District Attorney Lacey regarding mental health diversion. This is a really positive step in the right direction and we need to be present to continue to urge our decision- makers to continue to take it a step further.

I think the report exposes tremendous suffering for mentally ill people and is further evidence that the county should abandon plans to spend $2 billion to replace the aging Men’s Central Jail.

We need to continue to make the connections between a comprehensive alternative to incarceration plan and the massive jail construction proposal.

Will you join me me tomorrow?

Dignity and Power Now, LA No More Jails, and so many others are organizing a press event for tomorrow. There will be an art installation hosted outside of the Board of Supervisors meeting. This interactive installation will give participants a window to two different futures for Los Angeles County; one shaped by incarceration and jail construction while the other emphasizing community solutions.

Where: 500 W Temple Street, LA, 90012

When:  Wednesday, November 12th at 9:00 am

Please come and envision a different Los Angeles with us! And check out this piece I was quoted in about the DA’s plan.

Thank you,

Mark-Anthony Johnson

Interim Co-Director for Dignity and Power Now, a member of Californians United for a Responsible Budget 


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