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Economic development in South Los Angeles

Quality public jobs mean a better quality of life for us all!

Community-based, violence prevention: what South LA needs!

Marqueece Harris-Dawson leads on the housing and homeless crisis

Meet Marqueece:

City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson proudly represents the 8th District of Los Angeles and chairs the City’s Planning Land Use and Management Committee. He introduced policies that combat homelessness, create quality jobs, clean streets, and encourage community policing.

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Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson 1st Term in Review

We exist during a critical time in the history of this city and country. I was voted into office in 2015 behind our beliefs and strategies to improve the quality of life for residents in the Eighth District. For decades, our people, neighborhoods, streets and businesses have seen systemic disinvestment and neglect.
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Endorsement: Four more years for David Ryu and three other L.A. City Council incumbents

Half of the seats on the Los Angeles City Council are up for a vote on March 3. That might seem like an opportunity to shake up City Hall — and there‘s a good argument to do it. L.A. is still mired in a homelessness and housing crisis, and the city still struggles to provide basic services.
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Destination Crenshaw’s Pipeline to Public Sector Jobs

While Black History Month marks a time for reflection and celebration of the past, it also provides an opportunity to envision the future. The month of February is filled with events and exhibits that uplift Black culture- from Lauren Halsey’s exhibit at David Kordansky Gallery …
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L.A.’s Beguiling Idea: An African-American Arts Destination

“I live in South Central,” the activist gardener Ron Finley told the audience at a 2013 TED talk: “liquor stores, fast food, vacant lots.” Finley was unconvinced by the city’s strategy to spiff up the area by giving it a new name, South Los Angeles. The result, he reported, was “liquor stores, fast food, vacant lots.”
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Destination Crenshaw Supports Legacy Businesses

For many residents and community advocates, the upcoming Crenshaw/LAX Metro Line raises health, public safety, and environmental concerns. Equally as pressing are the reservations about the impact the metro line would have on the viability of legacy businesses along the Crenshaw Corridor.
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Destination Crenshaw to Break Ground February 29

On February 29, as Black History Month comes to a close, community leaders will gather at Vernon and Crenshaw to break ground on Destination Crenshaw – the 1.3-mile-long public art project featuring a mix of permanent and rotating art works that will celebrate Black life, culture, and contributions year ’round.
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We Support Marqueece Harris-Dawson!

Congressmember Karen Bass
State Senator Holly Mitchell
Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove
Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Mayor Eric Garcetti
City Council President Nury Martinez
City Councilmember Herb Wesson
City Councilmember Mike Bonin
City Councilmember John Lee
City Councilmember Joe Buscaino
City Councilmember Paul Krekorian
City Councilmember Paul Koretz
City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield

City Councilmember Monica Rodriguez
Los Angeles County Democratic Party
L.A. County Federation of Labor
L.A. Unified Board Vice President Dr. George J. McKenna III
Teamsters, Local 396
SEIU Local 721, Local 2015, SEIU-UHW
UFCW Local 770
LíUNA Local 300
United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, IAFF Local 112
National Union of Healthcare Workers
New Frontier Democratic Club
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project L.A.
Black LA Young Democrats
Black Women’s Democratic Club

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