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Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas  and labor leader Laphonza Butler, convene meeting with L.A. Black leaders to Advise Gov. on State Policies
By Sentinel News Service 
Published January 10, 2019

(Courtesy Photo) 

In anticipation of the inauguration of Governor Gavin Newsom, transition team ambassadors Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and labor leader Laphonza Butler convened a high-powered group of diverse African American leaders: elected officials, appointed officials, health providers, artists, press, clergy, civil rights leaders, labor leaders, educators, legislative advocates, affordable housing developers, business leaders, philanthropic leaders and sports advocates to outline a policy vision that empowers Southern California’s African American community.  Priority policy items included: ending child poverty, reinstating redevelopment, ending homelessness, and protecting ObamaCare. 

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