Early Post-Election Analysis

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🗳 While it’s still too early to call many of yesterday’s election races, early results show that California voters are ready to stand in solidarity and vote for #progressive #CareFirst policies, accountability, and candidates who work for our communities instead of perpetuating harmful systems of oppression. 💥 We are so proud of the showing all … Read more

Meet Our New Executive Director: Ivette Alé-Ferlito

Ivette & Eunisses

We are thrilled to introduce you to our new Executive Director Ivette Alé-Ferlito. Ivette, one of the co-founders of La Defensa, has officially taken the helm of the organization, as our other co-founder, Eunisses, steps into her new role as Los Angeles City Council Member of the First District. Ivette transitions to La Defensa from … Read more

Statement: LA City Council Leaked Audio

Download the PDF of this statement Today, the anti-Black statements of LA City Council President Nury Martinez, Councilmembers Gil Cedillo, Kevin de Leon, and LA Labor Federation President Ron Herrera were exposed. This confirms what we have long understood about Los Angeles’ Latino old guard – they may represent some of our identities but not … Read more

Reproductive Justice Media Statement

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Los Angeles (June 24, 2022) – This morning the Supreme Court published a final opinion that confirmed May SCOTUS leak. The Court ruled that abortion is a Constitutional right, signaling that the states will make decisions about the right to abortion for their constituencies. Within minutes, Eric Schmitt, Missouri’s Republican Attorney General, signed an opinion … Read more