The Roundup: November 6, 2022

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It’s been quite a journey to this election. We’ve given you the resources, a voter guide, and our insights, and now the rest is up to YOU! We know there are some community members who are unable to vote, and that’s why it’s extra important that, if you can vote, you vote with #JusticeForAll in mind.

On this midterm ballot, you’ll have multiple opportunities to vote your values.

Hold the LA Sheriff accountable with Measure A: This measure would allow the Board of Supervisors to remove a Sheriff for the kinds of misconduct we’ve seen time and time again from (soon-to-be voted out of office) LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva.

You can support policies like Measure ULA: This city ballot initiative is an historic chance to end housing insecurity in Los Angeles. It will help keep people in their homes and support low-income seniors and disabled neighbors. Importantly, this measure will build the homes we need to reduce houselessness.

Using the power of your vote, you can help #TransformTheJudiciary by electing judges who are community leaders, public defenders, and civil rights attorneys when you vote for all four Defenders of Justice for LA Superior Court seats.

And you can vote in favor of important statewide policies like CA Proposition 1, that will ensure reproductive freedom is codified into our state constitution.

Filling in your ballot is just the beginning. When the excitement of Election Day is behind us, Angelenos must continue to stand in deep solidarity and take action against racism, classism, ableism, and corruption, from the halls of LA City Council to the Office of the CA Governor.

Laugh your way to the polls! Join us this Saturday at HiDef Brewing Co. at LOL for TDOJ, a FREE comedy show with a lineup of some hilarious LA comedians! Read on for show details and this coming week’s actions with our LA abolitionist partners.

Hope to catch you out in these streets!
The LD Team

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P.S. Our civic responsibility doesn’t stop at the ballot box.

Consider Measure J: In the two years since 2 million LA voters approved an investment of $900 million for community services and alternatives to incarceration, we still haven’t received full funding. We’ve had to fight the Board of Supervisors for every penny, even while they’ve continued to push substantial new funding into law enforcement agencies that actively harm our communities.

While voting is important, we can’t stop between elections. We must practice consistent struggle and make sure our elected officials uphold their promises and obligations to the people.

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