Campaigning for housing rights in East Los Angeles
Campaigning for housing justice in East Los Angeles <3
U.S. Postal Service Data Suggests Significant Population Decline in San Francisco
- The United States Postal Service received 124,131 change of address requests originating in San Francisco zip codes between March and November 2020
- so 120k change of addresses, but maybe not eveyrone moving out of city
Tools to use to move our work forward:
- Bullhorn walk’each brings bullhorn and projects tenants rights IN THREE LANGUAGES***In person social distance community walks
- Instagram live - Where youth mostly gathers
- Facebook live- For adult residents
- Art and Culture: Zines,
- Little sis.org to create power maps - courtesy of League of Pist Off voters.
- cal-access.sos.ca.gov - to see who is donating to elected officials. Use this information to get a sense of the interests that are lobbying your elected official? Which developers are donating to their campaigns?
- Get COVID-tested before first of the month outreach and use PPE: Masks, Gloves, do not share materials but you can still communicate by using a bullhorn.
- Mailers! And phone calls.
- Took time to teach residents how to use zoom and other video tools
- Language interpretation of zoom is helpful;
Tactic: get eviction defenders on the Superior Court:
- In San Francisco - Eviction Defense Attorney CARY GOLD became a judge and will help prevent evictions at the Superior Court level.
- "can't fight every single developer, so go to the policy level"
- "guaranteed commercial tenant right to return"
Using art activities to unite people as well
- Zine for the league of pissed off voters theleaguesf.org. It allows to put information in people's hands
- Poetry circle on 16th avenue in San Francisco.
- Powermapping on zoom. For example - Willy browne appoints xyz, IT HELPS PEOPLE TO GET TEH BACK STORY .
- Powermapping tool: littlesis.org
- Research background for corporations: corpwiki
- Research campaign finance donations: calaccess.sos.ca.gov
highlights: understanding how to use power mapping as a tool to shape our narratives; using cultural organizing for community-building activities (zines, pumpkin carving, "what are your priorities for a CBA"; using a bullhorn and making noise to get neighbors' attentions + outdoor meetings at parks to maintain social distancing