On Saturday, June 23 the SEIU 721 Blight Brigade, which includes members from our partners at Good Jobs LA, culminated a week of work with visits to almost 700 homes and other properties in Inglewood which banks have foreclosed on or are threatening with foreclosure.
On June 13, the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-0 to amend the Foreclosure Registry Ordinance. This amendment will help the city enforce the ordinance that could bring in millions of dollars in revenue for the city by fining banks for the devastation they cause our neighborhoods.
SEIU 721 members joined more than a thousand homeowners and community members as part of ReFund California to march through the Los Angeles Financial District. The large group of activists demanded that Wall Street Banks start paying their fair share and stop destroying our communities, forcing us out of our homes, and devastating state and county budgets causing cuts to essential services and high unemployment.
Eighteen nurses, social workers, traffic officers and other concerned SEIU 721 members traveled to Sacramento earlier this week to deliver a message directly to capitol legislators: California is not for sale.