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If you read nothing else, read this:
- ARCHITECTS OF JUSTICE! Thursday, March 16, 2023! [read more]
- Faith-Rooted Organizing Leadership Cohort! After months of preparation the Faith-Rooted cohort, with twelve members, launched on January 12th. [read more]
- Housing Justice Campaign! CLUE joined other organizers from the coalition to meet with the new council member, Dr. Joni Oddie from District 9. [read more]
- Hospitality Workers! We joined the rally of over 1000 Unite Here workers and community members for affordable housing in Los Angeles.[read more]
- Immigration Justice! It has been more than five years since CLUE initiated the call to join immigrants calling for freedom and the closing of the horrific immigration detention center at Adelanto. [read more]
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Join us for Architects of Justice — an inspiring evening full of stories of hope, faith, persistence, and victory in the struggle to create an economy that offers dignity and freedom for all.
Faith-Rooted Organizing Leadership Cohort!
After months of preparation the Faith-Rooted cohort, with twelve members, launched on January 12th. We meet bi-weekly over Zoom and explore principles of faith-rooted organizing while organizing locally in their Los Angeles/Orange County communities. In this cohort, we are building a multigenerational and multicultural learning community committed to pursuing justice that is rooted in their own faiths/spiritual values. This is one of the ways that CLUE invests in the next generation of leaders as they create change and build the beloved community. If you want to join us next time, be on the lookout for the application for next year’s cohort!
Los Angeles and Long Beach
Housing Justice Campaign!
CLUE was invited to join the Housing Justice Coalition this year to organize faith leaders to advocate for housing issues in Long Beach. We joined other organizers from the coalition to meet with the new Council Member Dr. Joni Oddie from District 9 to share our concerns and ask her for support to protect renters. With the expiration date of the eviction moratorium on March 31, many renters are vulnerable to losing their homes, which would contribute to the homelessness issue in the city. We also shared with her about the strategic role of faith communities in addressing the housing and homelessness crisis.
CLUE Long Beach is joining hospitality workers to support them in fighting for a new dignified contract this year and a new local living wage policy. We are working closely with Pastor Bridie, to develop a timeline and strategies for the campaign. Our goal is to have at least 15 faith leaders that will organize their communities to join the workers in their negotiations and city council hearings to win their contract and pass the living wage policy.
Also, we joined the rally of over 1,000 Unite Here workers and community members for affordable housing in Los Angeles on January 24. Rev. Janna Louie from the Coalition of Asian American Churches of Los Angeles (CAAPIC-LA) was with us and impressed by the power of the workers and community coming together to transform the city’s housing landscape.