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4 days ago

La Defensa
💥 La Defensa is proud to endorse Lindsey Horvath for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, District 3, in the upcoming 2022 election!➡️ The Board of Supervisors are the elected governing body of the County of Los Angeles, a charter county. The Board has the unique function of serving as the executive and legislative head of one of the largest and most complex county governments in the entire United States. ➡️ The Board of Supervisors controls the budget that currently funds the largest jail system in the world, the #LACounty jail system. The Board also controls the budget of the rest of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, controls how we spend dollars sent down from the State Level to the County level, such as #AB109 dollars, and makes decisions about which funding streams to prioritize or de-prioritize County wide. ➡️ Because budgets are a statement of our collective values and priorities, the #LACounty Board of Supervisors has a massive amount of power to direct how we articulate our values in the realest of senses: by determining where we invest our tax dollars, and where we don’t. ➡️ In conjunction with the elected Board, a civil service staff which performs the duties for the County departments and agencies serves the needs of the County's population of more than 10 million people.🌆 @lindseyphorvath currently serves as West Hollywood Mayor. 🌈🏳️‍⚧️ Lindsey has a long history of civic and social justice advocacy. She is widely known for her work advancing the rights of women and LGBTQ+ people, as well as creating age-friendly, sustainable communities. 🏢 Mayor Horvath was elected to the West Hollywood City Council in 2015, and previously served from 2009 to 2011. 💪🏽 Lindsey’s stated priorities are:▪️Reducing homelessness through creative solutions that bring communities together. ▪️Leading a post-Covid recovery that will lift up working families and our small business community. ▪️Building transportation infrastructure that connects our region, and serves the people who need it most.[Continued in the comments] ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

La Defensa
If you haven’t checked out this powerful resource yet, check it out TODAY: RateMyJudge.LA.Our powerful and crucial community accountability tool #RateMyJudge has been LIVE for two and a half weeks!If you, a loved one, or a family member, has recently dealt with a judge in LA County, make your first review!! This is our way to shine a spotlight on the ways that judges harm our folks.More about Rate My Judge:🔹 Rate My Judge is a public resource and interactive watchdog website for community members, family members, loved ones, practitioners, public defenders, and others engaged in fighting for justice, to provide honest reviews of their day-to-day interactions with LA County Judges, and their experiences within a judge’s courtroom.🔹 For far too long, the public has been left in the dark as to what happens inside a judge’s courtroom. As community members, we must shine a spotlight on judges and their behavior. By using Rate My Judge, you are demanding accountability from judges who are elected or appointed with lengthy terms. Currently, judges have no substantive oversight—we can provide that oversight.In the coming weeks, we’ll be continuing our outreach at several other #LACountyCourthouses.JOIN US! We are looking for folks who can do in-person courthouse outreach with us. With our outreach days, we will have a CRITICAL impact on judicial accountability in the County, while connecting with community.Sign up here: bit.ly/ratemyjudgesignupWe can’t wait to share more about #RateMyJudge as the site grows!💗- The La Defensa Team 💕 ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

La Defensa
If you haven’t checked out this powerful resource yet, check it out TODAY: RateMyJudge.LA.Our powerful and crucial community accountability tool #RateMyJudge has been LIVE for two and a half weeks!If you, a loved one, or a family member, has recently dealt with a judge in LA County, make your first review!! This is our way to shine a spotlight on the ways that judges harm our folks.More about Rate My Judge:🔹 Rate My Judge is a public resource and interactive watchdog website for community members, family members, loved ones, practitioners, public defenders, and others engaged in fighting for justice, to provide honest reviews of their day-to-day interactions with LA County Judges, and their experiences within a judge’s courtroom.🔹 For far too long, the public has been left in the dark as to what happens inside a judge’s courtroom. As community members, we must shine a spotlight on judges and their behavior. By using Rate My Judge, you are demanding accountability from judges who are elected or appointed with lengthy terms. Currently, judges have no substantive oversight—we can provide that oversight.In the coming weeks, we’ll be continuing our outreach at several other #LACountyCourthouses.JOIN US! We are looking for folks who can do in-person courthouse outreach with us. With our outreach days, we will have a CRITICAL impact on judicial accountability in the County, while connecting with community.Sign up here: bit.ly/ratemyjudgesignupWe can’t wait to share more about #RateMyJudge as the site grows!💗- The La Defensa Team 💕 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Delia Brown
System-Impacted friends! Check out this amazing tool to RATE JUDGES that was created by the amazing org La Defensa 🙌 Make your voice heard. Let's make sure the bad ones don't get re-elected!! ... See MoreSee Less
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More than a month after the #LAPDBlast, two elderly victims have died and many families are unable to return home.

“If the blast hadn’t happened, do you think Auzie would still be alive?”

“Yeah, of course. There’s no reason. Why would he die?”

My latest for @SpecNews1SoCal 👇🏻

We stand with the survivors he has harmed directly on an interpersonal level, and all the survivors throughout the state who he has abandoned, criminalized, abused, and vilified through his craven, violent leadership.

The crisis of Cuomo's abuse & harassment has never been limited to inter-personal violence directed at those who work under & around him.

Cuomo's personal patriarchal violence is connected to his abuse & criminalization of survivors through state policy: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SmDJV5ZEIw3YV4Z9W5hXevKzO_o3kgUHHuUzQcCtDYI/edit https://twitter.com/KFILE/status/1422578033920290817

andrew kaczynski@KFILE

NY AG Letitia James: "Governor Cuomo sexually harassed current and former state employees in violation of federal and state laws. The independent investigation found that governor Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women."

TODAY Tues 8/3 @ 6PM #KnowYourFight Webinar #68
Criminalization of Gender & Sexuality- Continuing our intergenerational struggles to dismantle violence. A deeper look at surveillance, police state, & patriarchy in our movements & our lives.
Details Here: https://stoplapdspying.org/pt-68/

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