For Support Of The Clean And Safe Ports Program
Type of SupportGeneral Support/Program
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy’s Clean and Safe Ports Project won impressive victories in 2008 that led to the reduction of pollution from port trucks by 80 percent, mainly by retrofitting trucks with pollution control filters and requiring newer, cleaner trucks to be used. These policies are beginning to be implemented in other ports across the country. For these achievements to be sustained, however, trucking companies must be required to maintain the trucks’ pollution control equipment. Today the companies pass these costs on to independent, relatively low-wage truck drivers. The last phase of this campaign would focus on achieving employee status for the contract truck drivers, so that trucking companies will be accountable for complying with environmental regulations.
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for support of Reclaim Our Schools LA
The mission of LAANE is to promote a new economic approach for all based on good jobs, thriving communities, and a healthy environment by combining research, innovative public policy, and strategic organizing of broad alliances. LAANE has been at the forefront of a progressive movement, transforming conditions in key industries and improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of working families in Southern California. This grant will support the Reclaim Our Schools Los Angeles coalition, which involves over 20 organizations and is committed to leadership development focused on racial justice. The grant will allow the coalition to continue uniting educators and communities to support deeper learning in community schools, ethnic studies courses, and restorative educational practices. (Substrategy: Student and Community Voice)
for support of the Repower Los Angeles project
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy’s RePower Los Angeles project has built a coalition of sixty environmental groups, unions, low-income community groups, businesses, and others to advocate for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to adopt and implement an ambitious energy efficiency program. The coalition played a key role in the utility’s 2012 decision to triple its energy efficiency budget. With continued support, the Alliance will push the utility to adopt an even more aggressive energy efficiency goal of cutting demand by 15 percent and adopting financing mechanism to help achieve the goal.