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Exercising Cultural Vitality with Compose LA

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, ELACC was proud to present an exercise in Cultural Vitality at Self Help Graphics & Art to showcase the importance of cultural practices in our fight against gentrification and displacement. As part of the Compose LA music and ideas festival, our own Director of Cultural Vitality Quetzal Flores and UCLA Professor“Exercising Cultural Vitality with Compose LA”

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Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign Joins “Tacos For Teachers”

In the midst of the historic LA public school teachers strike, the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign has joined forces with an initiative called “Tacos for Teachers,” which has raised over $30,000 to bring tacos to picket lines and actions across the city. Just weeks after street vending was officially legalized on Jan. 1 —“Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign Joins “Tacos For Teachers””

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The Eastside Adventures of Tammy Tamal de Dulce

This Holiday Season, spread our love of the Eastside with the story of Tammy Tamal — an East LA local who goes on an adventure through her neighborhood to learn about how to fight gentrification in the community. Read along and help her collect shapes to build her toolkit of resistance, love, critical thinking and action!

“The Adventures of Tammy Tamal de Dulce” was written and illustrated by the Real Estate Team at ELACC. Enjoy & happy holidays!

The Adventures of Tammy Tamal

Click here to download the picture book.

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Letter From Our President: Reflections on 10 Years of the LA Street Vending Campaign

Dear Friends, This past week has been a whirlwind of action and emotions. Just seven days ago we were at City Council for the historic vote to legalize street vending in the City of Los Angeles through a permit process. For our team here at ELACC, this is a powerful milestone in the formation of“Letter From Our President: Reflections on 10 Years of the LA Street Vending Campaign”

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A Decade of Advocacy: Looking Back on the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign & Toward a More Inclusive Economy

This week, the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign reaches a major milestone: the Los Angeles City Council will vote on Wednesday to finally adopt either a permit system or regulatory system — or even a hybrid of both — leading to the legalization of sidewalk vending within the City of LA! For us here at“A Decade of Advocacy: Looking Back on the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign & Toward a More Inclusive Economy”

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Use Your Vote – November 6th

There is a lot at stake on November 6. We will be voting on ballot initiatives that impact affordable housing, access to clean water, schools, healthcare, roads and other public services. We will decide who will represent us at the federal, state, and local levels. Our communities will have a powerful voice this election on“Use Your Vote – November 6th”

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Inform to Empower Community Town Hall on 10/24

Fellow Community Partners, Join us for a night of power building and art regarding this November’s election! Our goal is to reflect, inform, and empower Eastside community about our Eastside power to impact laws and policies on this November’s ballot- LIKE PROPOSITION 10! (Repeal Costa Hawkins)We hope to share our lived experiences regarding housing/renting in“Inform to Empower Community Town Hall on 10/24”

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Governor Signs SB946 Safe Sidewalk Vending Act

California Governor Jerry Brown signs SB946 (Lara) The Safe Sidewalk Vending Act. This historic legislation ends criminalization of sidewalk vending and brings thousands of entrepreneurs into the Golden State’s economy.   “I feel excited with the news of Governor Brown signing SB946” said Caridad Vasquez, Sidewalk Vendor and Leader of the Street Vendor Campaign. “Before“Governor Signs SB946 Safe Sidewalk Vending Act”

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Home for the Holiday’s

On December 22, 2017, Alejandra Flores and her two daughters received the keys to their brand new apartment in Cielito Lindo, East LA Community Corporation’s newest affordable housing development. “I will never forget the day they handed over the keys, it’s a moment no one will be able to take away from me,” said Alejandra. Alejandra“Home for the Holiday’s”

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