- Megan Castillo | Re-Imagine L.A. Coalition | firstname.lastname@example.org | 562-741-9017
- Brian Kaneda | Deputy Director & L.A. Coordinator, CURB | email@example.com
- Gabriela Vazquez| La Defensa | firstname.lastname@example.org | (323) 633-6699
Los Angeles, CA—On Thursday, June 17, 2021, L.A. County Judge Mary Strobel tentatively ruled against the will of over 2.1 million voters who overwhelmingly said yes on Measure J—a ballot measure passed in L.A. County last November which allocates at least 10% of the County’s locally generated, unrestricted funding to address racial injustice through community investments—siding with police associations who fear oversight and reduction of law enforcement budgets.
Measure J Steering Committee and coalition leaders, community members, and advocates will respond to Strobel’s tentative ruling, how it maintains the status quo, reinforces deep white supremacist ideals, and goes against the majority of LA County voters’ demands for changes to public safety and investment into community-based services.
What: Leaders and Community Members Respond to Tentative Ruling Against Measure J
When: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 10 a.m. PST
Who: Measure J Steering Committee and Coalition Leaders, Community Members, and Advocates
Our communities want public safety that meets our needs and serves us holistically. Communities across the County voted for these spending changes in November, and participated in the subcommittee process to create powerful recommendations that advance our community goals and visions.