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Some Notable Past Victories:
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 – Fought for and won “Community Partner Status” with the LA County Department of Health Services, granting One LA direct access to the county enrollment system. Leaders will enroll thousands of Angelenos in health care services at One LA institutions across the county.

 – Brokered commitments from leading mayoral candidates to work with One LA to leverage their position to strengthen and enforce the Rent Stabilization Ordinance in LA and create a dedicated revenue stream to rehabilitate existing affordable housing units.

 – Created the L.A. Mortgage Modification Program, using up to $10 million in federal funds to demonstrate that meaningful principal reduction strategies can save homes and communities.

 – Assisted more than 500 families to receive permanent modifications to stay in their homes.

 – Expanded the pioneering Algebra Project to four high schools to provide quality math education to students who would otherwise fail high school math.

 – Helped formulate strategy that led to the passage of the “School Stabilization and Empowerment Initiative,” shifting the authority to allocate resources and implement programs from the centralized LAUSD bureaucracy to local schools.

 

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Leo Baeck Temple fosters passionate support for transit improvements in Sepulveda Pass

-April 2016

In the midst of a hotly contested election season, dozens of community members representing churches and synagogues from across Los Angeles County met on April 10 at Leo Baeck Temple to discuss the very real possibility of getting another name on the November ballot: the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA).

Medi-Cal applicants entitled to benefits despite delays, judge rules 

-January 2015

One LA and member institution Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles helped turn on Medi-Cal benefits whose applicants were among the hundreds of thousands stuck in the state’s backlog.

Healthcare advocates push for medical services for uninsured

 – April 2014

Healthcare advocates Tuesday urged the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to set aside at least $11 million in additional funding for free medical services for low-income residents — including immigrants lacking legal status — who remain uninsured under Obamacare.

Rabbis to L.A. County: Fund healthcare for undocumented immigrants

-April 2014

OneLA, a social justice coalition comprising community organizations and synagogues such as Temple Isaiah, held a press conference calling on L.A. County to “fully fund a health program for the residually uninsured,” a figure OneLA says amounts to 1 million people.

L.A.County Grapples with healthcare for remaining uninsured

-March 2014

Members of the faith-based coalition One L.A., labor groups and community healthcare organizations told reporters and board members that failing to expand a county program to serve thousands more poor and undocumented residents would endanger public health.

Report: 125,000 immigrants given deferred action eligible for Medi-Cal

– February 2014

One LA’s Mobile Enrollment Strategy helped enroll countless immigrants who became eligible for Medi-Cal through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

L.A. County teams with OneLA to hold health care enrollment 

– March 2013

L.A. County is teaming with OneLA to hold enrollment events in places where those needing healthcare coverage naturally congregate, such as churches and schools.

California works to get word out on health insurance exchange

 – November 2012

The state faces a daunting task in getting enough people — healthy and unhealthy, uninsured and insured — to enroll in the crucial element of the national healthcare overhaul.

State officials urged to make health care more affordable

– November 2011

Renewed hope was the sentiment of most people attending a Sept. 6 health care assembly, after state officials committed to create a system where public and private insurance providers offer education, affordable insurance and quality care.“The navigators and assisters program must work effectively,” said Yvette Roland, a Transfiguration Church representative, as she looked…

Communities gather for change, The Daily News 

– November 2011

Bartholomew School kids bombarded by tests, with little time for learning. Parents prices out of health insurance. Families moved from homes scuttled by foreclosure. One LA, a grass-roots mover and shaker, rallied San Fernando Valley schools, synagogues and churches Sunday to solve these problems and more.

Fighting to Preserve Obamacare

– September 2011

A Healthcare summit with 20 institutions and state officials.

Interfaith leaders meet with L.A. County health director

– June 2011

Interfaith religious leaders and citizens took aim at Los Angeles County’s health system during a meeting with L.A. County Department of Heath Dr. Mitchell Katz on June 6 to discuss the current state of L.A. County health care. One LA-IAF, a community-organizing group that…

OneLA finds 11 million in county budget, demands more healthcare 

– 2010

After identifying $11 million in otherwise sunsetting County funds,  One LA-IAF leaders testified to the Board of Supervisors about their year long enrollment effort and the the gaps that remain…

Pacoima priest leads push to save parishioners from housing foreclosures

June 2010

Pacoima priest leads push to save parishioners from housing foreclosures. No stranger to the divine, Father John Lasseigne says he’s on a holy mission to save not only the souls of his parishioners in Pacoima, but their homes as well.That mission is a $1 million city pilot program aimed at helping troubled homeowners in the Northeast San Fernando Valley…