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DSA-LA Explains LA’s Skid Row Neighborhood Council Controversy

The effective disenfranchisment of the people of Skid Row by LA’s Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) has been going on for months.

We’ve already touched on this in a couple of places, but the effective disenfranchisment of the people of Skid Row by LA’s Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) has been going on for months.

Attempts to form a neighborhood council for Skid Row have been thwarted in a number of ways, and the DONE’s decision to overrule their own election monitoring council’s recommendation to redo the election has led to a great deal of confusion about where we currently stand.

This video from DSA-LA does an excellent and succinct job of explaining the (very problematic) status quo, the primary actors involved, and how one can help the Skid Row Neighborhood Council Formation Committee as they continue to advocate for fair representation for the people of Skid Row. Give it a watch:

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