Yvonne Wheeler

410,000+ Signatures Submitted to Qualify Affordable Housing Initiative for November Ballot

A coalition of housing affordability and mental health experts, community advocates, firefighters, business and union leaders, and front-line service providers submitted more than 410,000 signatures on to Los Angeles County officials on May 7, to place the Affordable Housing, Homelessness Solutions and Prevention Now initiative on the November 2024 ballot. 

Holly Mitchell Kicks-off Re-election Campaign

Cheers of “Holly! Holly!” filled the air as Holly Mitchell kicked-off her campaign for re-election to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Labor leaders, elected officials, and residents of District #2 were among the diverse coalition backing Mitchell during the rally on Jan. 27, at Jim Gilliam Park.

Wheeler Promotes Unity and Community in L.A. Labor Movement 

The labor movement is front and center in Los Angeles and Yvonne Wheeler is right in the thick of it.  As the president of the L.A. County Federation of Labor, Wheeler serves as chief advocate for unity and community among thousands of members. 

New Frontier Honors Mayor Bass, Councilwoman Hutt, State Secretary Weber and More

If you are into California Democratic Politics, then Sunday, March 5, at the Proud Bird Restaurant in Los Angeles was the place to be. Hundreds of attendees gathered to view the installation of the new Board of Officers for the New Frontier Democratic Club, California’s oldest and most influential African American Democratic Club.

Yvonne Wheeler Elected New President of L.A County Federation of Labor 

Yvonne Wheeler was elected the new president of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO (LA Fed) on Nov. 21. The historic unanimous vote by her peers makes Wheeler the first Black woman to hold the title and makes her one of the most influential people in Los Angeles politics.  

 

What would Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say about the State of America if he were alive today?

Dr. King’s belief in non-violence as a moral and political basis for achieving the “Dream” he envisioned did not include a passive or patient acceptance of a lower place in society. He knew this would be a multi-generational quest for our freedom, and prophetically told us that we would eventually get to the mountain top even if he were unable to be there with us.