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Rep. Waters Statement on the Passing of Bill Withers
April 5, 2020
“I am among the millions of fans around the world who are mourning the loss of a musical genius and rhythm and blues legend: the incomparable Bill Withers. Bill Withers’ music is a part of the soundtrack of our lives. He chronicled the joy of deep and enduring love when he sang ‘Just the Two of Us,’ and voiced the pain of profound heartache when he sang ‘Ain’t No Sunshine.’ He lifted our spirits when he declared that today would be a ‘Lovely Day,’ and inspired strength and hope when he sang ‘Lean on Me.’ ... read more »
Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Protecting Homes, Small Businesses from Water Shutoffs
April 2, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order that will restrict water shutoffs to homes and small businesses while the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Announces Appointments
April 2, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: ... read more »
COVID-19 Exposes A Widening Digital Learning Gap
April 2, 2020
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has reported that over 15,000 students have not been heard from since the March 16 closure of schools due to coronavirus concerns. An estimated 40,000 additional students fail to check-in daily.  ... read more »
Sentinel Exclusive: Senator Harris Speaks Out on COVID-19 
April 2, 2020
Senator Kamala Harris is currently fighting for three things in Washington, she said. Those are: free Corona virus testing, free treatment and financial relief until Americans are able to return to pre-outbreak life. This is a public health crisis and a health care crisis, she said.   ... read more »
Councilman Wesson and Good+Foundation Donate 200k Diapers to Families in Need
April 2, 2020
Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, several community leaders gathered to collect and donate 200K diapers to families across Los Angeles during a time of great need.    ... read more »
House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Deal
April 2, 2020
Earlier, several civil rights organizations noted watching with vigilance as Senate negotiations and, later, voting in both chambers took place. "We know that when the economy goes into decline, people of color always bear the brunt," said Teresa Candori, communications director for the National Urban League. "We will be fighting to make sure the most vulnerable communities are not an afterthought." ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Focuses on Economic Recovery of African Americans in COVID-19 Crisis
April 2, 2020
The first draft of the COVID-19 Senate stimulus bill focused money to bailout large corporations and the top one percent. But after days of negotiation that included President Trump big footing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the legislation was changed to focus more on the needs of main street Americans. ... read more »
Sentinel Exclusive: Coronavirus or Not, 2020 Census, Presidential Election Will Still Occur
April 2, 2020
“The COVID-19 pandemic is changing our lives. We face a health crisis, an emerging economic crisis and more than ever, a crisis to our democracy. As we adapt to new norms to protect ourselves and our loved ones, we must adapt how we conduct our elections,” she wrote.  Her wide range of recommendations included expanded online voter registration, multi-lingual voter education campaign, prepaid postage on ballots and applying Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to polling locations. ... read more »
Garcetti: City Won’t Hesitate to Close Businesses Ignoring Coronavirus Orders
April 2, 2020
 Los Angeles' city government will not hesitate to close businesses deemed ``non-essential'' as well as construction sites that don't practice social distancing while emergency orders are in place, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday.  ... read more »
Councilmember Harris-Dawson Launches Meal Program to Support South L.A Seniors and Small Businesses During COVID-19
April 2, 2020
City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson launched an emergency program to provide free healthy meals to homebound seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis presents a crucible for leaders and requires quick strategic thinking to preserve our communities.  The councilmember launched this innovative program to divert funding from community events that were canceled due to COVID-19, and support two highly vulnerable populations during the pandemic: homebound seniors; as well as small business owners and their employees. ... read more »
L.A. COUNTY RECOGNIZES NATIONAL CENSUS DAY
April 1, 2020
The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the nation’s population every 10 years. Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in Congress and how much in federal funding is allocated to state and local communities for the next 10 years. Local government officials use the census to ensure public safety and plan new schools and hospitals. Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, which creates jobs. Real estate developers and city planners use the census to plan new homes and improve neighborhoods. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy. ... read more »
2020 Census Alert: A Message from Rep. Maxine Waters
April 1, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, issued an ... to the community about the 2020 U.S. Census on April 1st, which is recognized across the country as Census Day. ... read more »
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Do You Qualify For the $1,200 Payment?
March 30, 2020
On Friday, March 27, 2020, the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law after the House of Representatives passed it earlier that day. The bill is the largest relief package signed into law in United States history and will impact nearly every person in this country. ... read more »
Two Trillion-dollar federal relief bill passed through senate; Los Angeles County Officials provide projected update surrounding Corona Virus Pandemic
March 26, 2020
Thursday, March 26. Chairwoman of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, Kathryn Barger and Chair Pro Tem, Hilda Solis collaborate with the L.A. Public Health Department to disclose new developments regarding the COVID-19 virus. Considering the relief bill that passed through senate with no opposed vote, Los Angeles city officials decipher what this will mean for L.A. residents during this time of crisis. ... read more »
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