Creating a Level Playing Field for the Past 20 Years. April 29, 1992. On this day, four Los Angeles police officers were acquitted of brutally beating Rodney King, leading to…Continue Reading
Poverty Is Rising… So Should Our Taxes.
Poverty is Rising… So Should Our Taxes. Here’s a staggering statistic: According to a report released last fall by the Southern Education Foundation, nearly half of students in the U.S.…Continue Reading
Jerry Brown Wants To Save For a Rainy Day? Well, It's Here.
Jerry Brown Wants To Save For a Rainy Day? Well, It’s Here. In some ways, Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget for the new fiscal year sounds … well, sound. After all,…Continue Reading
Repower LA Three years ago, the city vowed to end its dependency on coal —a major air and water pollutant that results in severe asthma and even cancer—but cleaner energy sources are…Continue Reading
Increasing Tax Revenue
Increasing Tax Revenue For the past 20 years, SCOPE has fought for new job creation models in Los Angeles. But there’s now a critical need to require everyone to pay…Continue Reading
Green Retrofit Since it was first built in 1926, the Los Angeles Central Public Library has posed challenges for the city. The massive expanse of concrete and steel didn’t include…Continue Reading
Creating Neighborhood Leaders
Creating Neighborhood Leaders SCOPE began 20 years ago by trying things a little differently: rather than offering the community solutions to its problems, we’ve asked community members to speak for…Continue Reading
RePower LA Three years ago, the city vowed to end its dependency on coal —a major air and water pollutant that results in severe asthma and even cancer—but cleaner energy…Continue Reading
Mapping Mondays: African American Voters in Los Angeles
African Americans in LA supported last November’s Proposition 30 by a huge majority. Four out of five Black voters voted Yes on Prop 30 according to exit polls. This map,…Continue Reading
Inspiring and Educating Voters
In 2008, a historic number of LA’s residents participated in the presidential election, yet only 15 percent of registered voters turned out at local polls five months later. Across the…Continue Reading