Last month, the LA No More Jails Coalition and our allies won a 45-day suspension of the $2 billion jail construction plan. Due to our grassroots organizing efforts, the Board of Supervisors passed a motion to adequately assess alternatives to jail capacity before moving forward with jail expansion projects in the county. Check out KPCC’s article here.
Now, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is trying to propose a new jail plan and will seek an additional $80 million of state funding to expand existing jails in the county. This is why we must keep the pressure on. On Tuesday, July 14 we expect that the sheriff’s department will seek approval from the board. Please save the date and join us to demand #nomorejails.
We know that Los Angeles needs holistic, effective, accessible and well-coordinated mental and physical health care, not more cages.
To learn more about the work happening in Los Angeles join us on Saturday, July 11. Community+County Health Empowerment (C+CHE) is hosting a community gathering and discussion about the growing movement away from jails and policing and towards the health and sustainability of our communities.
When: Saturday, July 11th, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Where: Los Angeles LGBT Center (1125 N. McCadden Place Room 111, LA 90038)
Come share your experiences and envision a better, stronger Los Angeles for everyone.