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September 11, 2020 News

Committee for Greater L.A.’s No Going Back Report Calls for Sweeping Systemic Change

In a groundbreaking report issued this week, No Going Back: Together for an Equitable and Inclusive Los Angeles, the Committee for Greater L.A. is proposing a sweeping regional agenda for systems change. Rooted in new data and analysis, the report attacks systemic racism at the root—identifying the policies and institutions that were designed to oppress, exclude and marginalize people of color for centuries—and lays out a roadmap for transformation centered in racial equity. Funded by philanthropy, the independent No Going Back report contains critically important data and context about how COVID lifted the veil of structural racism in Los Angeles; guiding principles to reinvent and reimagine a more equitable L.A.; and a policy blueprint for system change. Please click here to read the report and join us in making the #NoGoingBackLA promise, a pledge to build a more inclusive and equitable Los Angeles together.

Help Communities Access Federal Relief Dollars by Oct. 15, 2020

The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides $1,200 to adults and $500 to children in refundable tax credits. However, low-income households that are not required to file income taxes must take additional action to receive their Economic Impact Payment (E.I.P.). Because of this additional action, an estimated 1-2 million low-income Californians are at risk of not receiving their E.I.P., equating to a loss of $1-2 billion in federal dollars. Nonprofit organizations can help connect communities to the I.R.S. online Non-Filer Form, which is available until October 15, 2020. For more information, click here to access the California Department of Social Service’s toolkit to support outreach to potentially eligible nonfilers.