The Roundup Midsummer Victories – July 29, 2022

→ Full newsletter here Hello, friends: Last week, our team had the pleasure of meeting in-person for a La Defensa Strategy Retreat at the beautiful Robinson Space. We talked about what we’ve accomplished and where we’re going. We envisioned ways to continue to build on our work, and build our team in a way that … Read more

The Roundup – July 16, 2022

→ Full newsletter here Happy weekend! For our team at La Defensa, summer means regrouping, strategizing, and deepening our relationships. We’re taking a much needed breath in the space between these golden days of summer and this fall’s general election, which promises to be spicy. 🌶 We hope you have some hot summer plans to … Read more

The Roundup – July 8, 2022

→ Full newsletter here Happy Friday! 🎉 Calling all community members to come through for next week’s important actions! Join us and our partner coalitions to demand accountability from the Board of Supervisors to #CheckTheSheriff, and lend your support in the ongoing battle to #CloseCAPrisons. While it may seem like the work is never done … Read more

The Roundup – July 1, 2022

→ Full newsletter here Happy Friday, friends! Thank you for joining us in the important actions we’ve taken so far this year. We salute the people POWER you have flexed to demand funding from local and state government bodies for #CareFirst initiatives. Election results are in. Huge community mobilization made it possible for many of … Read more


Conservative judges on the Supreme Court of the US finally realized their decades-long, devastating goal of overturning Roe, which puts all marginalized and impacted communities at risk. See our statement below, and check out our social media posts for resources and information about what it all means. Now, more than ever, it is clear that … Read more

Reproductive Justice Media Statement

FUCK SCOTUS, Fund Abortion -

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

The Roundup – June 10, 2022

→ Full newsletter here Happy Friday, Friends! Like you, we’re biting our nails in anticipation of primary election results (the final counts will be dropped on July 1). 👀 Luckily, there are many opportunities for us to fill the time with important actions between now and then. Join us and our partner orgs for these events coming up next week. We’ve compiled some helpful voter … Read more

The Roundup – June 3, 2022

→ Full newsletter here Happy Friday, friends – It’s almost Election Day, and we bet you’re as excited as we are to vote for The Defenders of Justice — and other progressive candidates in LA and California — in the Primary Election on Tuesday. We hope you’ll come out and canvass with us this last weekend before the … Read more

The Roundup – June 1, 2022

→ Full newsletter here JOIN US TONIGHT To Get Out the Vote for the Defenders of Justice! Happy Wednesday, friends – For the last several weeks, we have been text banking for The Defenders of Justice ahead of the June 7 the primary election. It has been so restorative and heartening to see friendly faces and meet new folks … Read more

The Roundup – May 25, 2022

→ Full newsletter here Dear La Defensa Family, We know that many of you, like us, are bearing huge grief under the weight of violent attacks on our communities across the country in the past several weeks. As you focus on your own healing today, and on holding up your loved ones with care, we … Read more

The Roundup – May 20, 2022

→ Full newsletter here Dear La Defensa Family, We are heartbroken as, this week, our communities have been confronted by multiple instances of white supremacist violence and extremism. We’re holding loved ones close as we grieve the stolen lives of Black community members in Buffalo. We’re standing in solidarity with one another and demanding we … Read more

The Roundup – May 6, 2022

→ Full newsletter here 🎉 Happy Friday, friends! Primary election season is in full swing as grassroots candidates take to the streets, knocking on doors in a final push to reach voters before voting day on June 7. Here at La Defensa, we’ve been hard at work developing a 2022 Voter Guide, gearing up for May and … Read more

The Roundup – Mar – April 2022

→ Full newsletter here (March 11, 2022) → Full newsletter here (April 1, 2022) → Full newsletter here (April 15, 2022) → Full newsletter here (April 29, 2022) 🎉 Happy Friday, friends! 🎉 As we gear up for this summer election season, there are SO MANY amazing opportunities to get involved with our LA Community partners, in both … Read more

Community Organizer

Apply for our Part Time Community Organizer position!

Submit your Application This position must be filled in a timely manner and qualified applicants will be subjected to a quick turnaround. Interviews may start as early as the week of April 11, 2022. POSITION SUMMARY:  The La Defensa Community Organizer is a part-time, non-exempt position that is primarily responsible for aiding in the day-to-day … Read more

Field & Outreach Director

Submit your Application POSITION SUMMARY: The Field and Outreach Director is a permanent, full-time, exempt position that supports La Defensa’s local and statewide campaigns by implementing strategic field operations and community outreach for membership development. The position reports directly to the Executive Director. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Field Operations Manage the day-to-day field operations with … Read more

The Roundup – Feb 11, 2022

→ Full newsletter here BREAKING NEWS: PLUG IN NOW to read this powerful LA Times op-ed, co-authored by Reimagine LA Coalition Coordinator Megan Castillo and TransLatin@ Coalition Founder and CEO Bamby Salcedo. The piece highlights the urgency of fully funding Care First Community Investment (formerly named Measure J) to ensure that we are investing in … Read more