LA: Honor women with services, not a new jail!

Dear Supporter,Picture for womens day email blast

As we celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we must urge Los Angeles County to honor women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people in our community with financial and program support for services — not to spend critical taxpayer dollars to construct a new women’s jail.

In L.A. County, women are jailed for as little as failing to pay parking tickets and other “crimes” of poverty. Women in L.A. are in dire need of services: 38.9% of single mothers and our children live below the poverty line. Almost 14,000 families on CalWORKs, overwhelmingly single mothers with children, were recently classified as homeless; women and children are the fastest-growing population of homeless people in L.A. County.

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