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- Immigration! A press conference was held in March to bring awareness to formerly detained immigrants to lead the fight for justice against the GEO Group and the Adelanto Immigration Detention Center. [read more]
- Housing Justice! It was our joy to join hundreds of housing justice supporters in LA to celebrate our resounding victory last November with United to House L.A [read more]
- Interfaith Justice Seder! Temple Israel’s Social Action Committee & CLUE hosted the Interfaith Worker Justice Passover Seder. [read more]
- Stations of the Workers’ Cross! CLUE faith leaders from across Southern California united with Los Angeles Catholic Workers and UNITE HERE Local 11 for an unforgettable Stations of the Workers’ Cross event! [read more]
- Tourism Workers! CLUE stands with workers as Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. introduced a motion to city council to raise the wage for tourism workers in LA to $25 an hour. [read more]
Upcoming Events! Save The Date!
- May 25 – Annual Awards Breakfast to celebrate our work for justice in Los Angeles. [read more]
- Summer Young Religious Leader Fellowship–Apply by April 24. [read more]
Thank you for being a part of the CLUE community.
Upcoming Events, Save The Date!
Giants of Justice
GIANTS OF JUSTICE “WE RISE TOGETHER” THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2023
7 AM BREAKFAST RECEPTION | 8:30 AM PROGRAM
Sheraton Four Points, Los Angeles Int’l Airport
9750 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!
Sustaining Members $125
Early Bird (before 5/1) $150
Single Tickets (after 5/1) $175
Join an amazing group of changemakers for an inspiring morning that celebrates our common commitment to building a just society. Faith leaders, community advocates, and public servants will come together to celebrate workers and activists rising together in service of dignity, justice, and fair work!
Young Religious Leaders Fellowship
The deadline to apply for CLUE’s Young Religious Leaders Fellowship is coming up. This is a unique and rewarding summer program. Individuals of all religious backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this paid 10-week internship that could be life-changing! Don’t miss out on the opportunity – apply today!
A press conference was held in March to bring awareness to formerly detained immigrants leading the fight for justice against the GEO Group and the Adelanto Immigration Detention Center. This prison has a horrific history of abuse and inhumanity. By conducting a press event with the Social Justice Legal Foundation, we are bringing awareness to the injustice going on within the walls of the detention center. HDQ Neutral was used as a disinfectant during the COVID-19 pandemic. GEO did not follow strict usage guidelines during its use, exposing detainees to concentrations two times higher than the recommended use. HDQ Neutral is linked to infertility, asthma, low sperm count & motility, difficulty giving birth, and damage to the respiratory tract (among many other long-lasting consequences).
On March 31, it was our joy to join hundreds of housing justice supporters in LA to celebrate our resounding victory last November with United to House L.A., to commemorate the beginning of its implementation as April begins, and reinvest in the power and solidarity of our multiracial and vibrant coalition for affordable housing, worker justice, and racial equity! Together we took action against corporate interests and celebrated our victory as we called out: “ULA is here to stay, and affordable housing is on its way!”
Interfaith Justice Seder
Temple Israel’s Social Action Committee & CLUE, organized by Rev. Mary Duong, hosted an Interfaith Worker Justice Passover Seder. We related the Passover story of the Jewish people’s Exodus from their oppression in ancient Egypt to the current context of hospitality workers seeking an end to the suffering and injustice they experience. We are humbled and privileged to join the hospitality workers on their journey toward justice. This year promises powerful victories, groundbreaking milestones, and inspiring stories that will leave a lasting legacy.
Stations of the Workers’ Cross!
On Good Friday in Downtown Los Angeles, CLUE faith leaders from across Southern California united with Los Angeles Catholic Worker and UNITE HERE Local 11 for an unforgettable Stations of the Workers’ Cross event! Remembering the sufferings of Christ in Christian faith traditions alongside the struggles of hospitality workers in Southern California and beyond, we modeled the Beloved Community of solidarity and liberation that will guide us through this year’s transformative fight for 100 life-changing contracts! We’re in this unprecedented moment right now, not only preparing to renegotiate their contracts.
Norma Reyes, who cleans over 2,000 dishes by hand on any given day, said it’s cruel when one becomes a senior and can no longer be independent. She currently makes $18.04 an hour and says that as a single mother, she’s had to borrow money from others to make it in LA.
CLUE stands with workers as Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. introduced a motion to the city council to raise the wage for tourism workers in LA to $25 an hour, with plans to increase their pay to $30 by 2028. This action is more critical than ever as the wage rates have not kept up with the rising tide of inflation and the cost of living in Los Angeles.