The Los Angeles City scandal where Councilmembers Nury Martinez, GiI Cedillo, and Kevin de Leon and LA County Federation of Labor President Ron Herrera spewed anti-Black, anti-LGBTQ and anti-indigenous statements has left many communities deeply wounded.
AAPI Equity called for their resignation in addition to the creation of an independent redistricting commission and expansion of the City Council to ensure multiracial, grassroots representation. This past month, two virtual webinars were held with our member organizations to explore these ideas.
AAPI Equity is also organizing with Organize Unite Reform (OUR) LA, a BIPOC community-led coalition. To date, OUR LA has hosted five convenings for community members and resident leaders to discuss and engage on the issues, challenges, and solutions to building a just representation on the LA City Council.
For those of you who live in the LA City and are interested in sharing your voice, OUR LA has launched a new survey to learn how Angelenos like us want to transform our political systems in the wake of last year’s City Council scandal.
The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and is available in English, Korean, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Tagalog, Japanese, Thai, and Hindi. To access the Asian language translations, select your language from the dropdown menu in the top right.
Complete the survey by Friday, April 21 for a chance to win one of two $100 gift cards! Please share this opportunity with your networks, so we can make sure AAPI voices are heard.