Latinos make up 47% of the LA’s population but only 23% of city commissioners. Latino city workers earn on average $9 less per hour than white employees.
CALÓ NEWS hit the streets to talk to Latino LA County residents about the upcoming June 7 election for Sheriff, how LASD treats Latinos and what can be done to improve service.
Isabel Candelaria is a 72-year-old activist, UCLA graduate, Chicana activist who considers the biggest issues in the upcoming June election to include healthcare, education, immigration and homelessness.
On March 23, 1979, Roberto Rodriguez, a young photojournalist on assignment, was beaten by law enforcement officers in East L.A. Now
67, he’s turned his trauma into a lifelong passion for social justice.
Latinos are the largest ethnic or racial group in the state of California. But we are not accurately nor authentically represented in the media. Our goal is to change that.