Category: Research

SCOPE Member Taqwa Bowie Giving Public Comment at BSCC Meeting on Prop 47 Investments

One year after the passage of Proposition 47, communities across the state are beginning to see the positive impact the new law will have on thousands of families. In changing certain low-level nonviolent crimes from potential felonies to misdemeanors, Prop 47 has redirected millions of public dollars from prison spending to drug and mental health

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Gloria Walton on the Tavis Smiley Show

Our CEO & President, Gloria Walton, was recently featured on the Tavis Smiley Show. Gloria shares her personal experiences growing up in the South, what inspired her to strive for a college education, and her experiences as an organizer at SCOPE. You can watch the full episode of the show here, which features a discussion

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Our Take: We need a spending plan that reflects the values of voters

Our Take: We need a spending plan that reflects the values of voters As most working families know, California’s economic recovery has been uneven. For the millions of families still struggling to make ends meet, stagnant wages, budget cuts and a dwindling safety net have not translated into growing prosperity. However in recent years California

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Realizing the Promise of Solar for South Los Angeles

I recently wrote a piece for Capital and Main about how the Department of Water and Power’s residential rooftop solar initiative has left South L.A., along with Wilmington, Boyle Heights, Pacoima and other communities behind! Read on! Find out where LADWP’s solar incentives actually went and how SCOPE wants to see LADWP’s newest renewable energy

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CA Legislative Session Closes With Wins & Loses

California’s legislative session came to a close on September 11th and with it, news and updates on various bills that will have impacts on our work to ensure that communities like South Los Angeles aren’t left behind when it comes to support, resources, and our on-going work to build a climate conscious community. The work

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Ten Years After Katrina, Low-Income Communities Are Still Vulnerable to Disaster: Here's Why

Hurricane Katrina survivors wade through water on the street on Aug. 31, 2005, two days after the storm made land fall. Photo Credit: News Muse, flickr It’s been 10 years since my mother lost the only house she’s ever owned. A warehouse worker in Jackson, Mississippi, one of the poorest American cities, my mother lost

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