One LA Tackles Transit, Educates Voters

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In efforts to ensure that Los Angeles County voters are prepared for the November election, One LA launched a massive non-partisan voter education and turnout, targeting precincts around state and local ballot initiatives.  Training has focused on developing leadership skills, building core teams, and the basics of four important ballot initiatives: LA County Measure M (transportation bond) and California State Propositions 55, 57, and 62 related to a tax extension for education & healthcare, and measures related to criminal sentencing and repeal of the death penalty.

This efforts builds on efforts begun in 2015, around the construction of transit lines and the creation of affordable housing around new transit hubs.  150 leaders of One LA member institutions assembled with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to articulate their interests.  Soon after, leaders from ten One LA institutions attended the monthly Metro Board Meeting to welcome the new Metro CEO, Philip Washington, and to present their Opportunity Agenda of jobs, housing, and transit improvements.  Measure M emerged as a result of One LA input.

[In photo, leader Debra Silverman leads a discussion around the November elections at Temple Isaiah.]

Leo Baeck Temple Fosters Passionate Support for Transit Improvements in Sepulveda Pass, Jewish Journal

Read the Agitator for more information.

Additional photos of MTA Board action.