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#Juneteenth 2020

June 19th 2020 marked 155 years since enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas were informed of their freedom—two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. “Juneteenth” is a day for reflection, education, and celebration. A reminder of where we’ve come from and how far we still have to go. And a testament to the

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Standing with the Movement for Black Lives

We hope you and your loved ones are safe and caring for one another during this time that weighs heavy with injustice.  Against the backdrop of a global pandemic that is disproportionately impacting Black people and people of color, the horrific killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery (among so many others) fully

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A Roadmap to an Equitable Low Carbon Future: Four Pillars for a Just Transition

Last year, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a groundbreaking report which found that countries must take drastic action within the next twelve years in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Specifically, we must transition to a low carbon economy and we must do this faster than we previously

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March with SCOPE This May Day 2018

This May 1st, SCOPE members and staff will be marching in solidarity with workers, unions, immigrants, the LGBTQ community, and many others in honor of International Workers Day. SCOPE understands and supports the intersectional relationships we all share in our fight for social, economic, gender, racial justice with workers from all professions. In the short

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Towards King’s Vision: Jobs and Justice in South LA

Fifty years ago, 1,300 black sanitation workers went on strike in Memphis, Tennessee after Echol Cole and Robert Walker were tragically crushed to death while on the job. Having reached a breaking point, the sanitation workers went on strike to demand a safe work environment, decent wages, better benefits, the right to form a union,

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Pushing for Equitable Development in South LA

At a community meeting last fall, we asked our members if they feared being pushed out of South Los Angeles. All hands were raised. This spurred a conversation on rising rents and growing homelessness in South LA as well as the new sports stadium in Inglewood, the Metro Los Angeles Crenshaw line, and the expansion

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