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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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....

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Summer Happenings

This summer, we’ve been busy at Casa del Mexicano!  We began a much loved project, our community garden, and free summer music classes for families in the community. All through July and August, families joined us to learn about multiple instruments, forms of music and dance, and gardening; all to connect with the earth in...

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Summer Music Classes

In July, we began our summer music classes at Casa Del Mexicano. These classes are part of our summer programming that includes music and a community garden for families and individuals to connect with the earth in a way that uplifts culture, community, and history. Join Quetzal and the team now through August to...

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We won the LA2050 Activation Challenge

Thank you for your vote and sharing this opportunity for us to win $200,000 with your friends, family, and social media pages. Thank you for taking action! With the $200,000 we can now activate Angelenos to engage in and build an inclusive economy that support LA’s 50,000 street vendors, whose entrepreneurship contributes to our...

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