We’re Hitting the Streets!

Posted by Fix Expo Team On March - 30 - 2009 ADD COMMENTS

On April 4th, the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, we’re going to March and Rally from Foshay Learning Center to Dorsey High School to request Obama Stimulus package funds and/or Measure R funds go toward the South LA Grade Separation Project (adding grade separations to the Expo Line from USC to Dorsey High School.)

The march will begin at Foshay at 9 a.m. (Western/Exposition) and we’ll make it to Dorsey (Farmdale/Exposition) by noon for the rally.

Be there!

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Thank You for Coming Out to a Great Protest!

Posted by Fix Expo Team On August - 10 - 2008 ADD COMMENTS

Thank you to the hundreds who showed up at Foshay and Dorsey yesterday to rally for safety and grade separation on the Expo Line. A special thanks to the brave and able many who marched the 2.5 miles in between, and those who spent their Friday night before the protest making our great signs.

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It is Time to Take Our Fight to the Streets!

Posted by Fix Expo Team On August - 7 - 2008 ADD COMMENTS

As reported by Betty Pleasant in this week’s The Wave, this Saturday, August 9th the LAUSD and United Teachers Los Angeles will lead a protest that we’re supporting opposing the unsafe street-level railroad crossings near our community’s schools.

The goal is to send a message to the MTA and Public Utilities Commission that we do not support the MTA’s proposed Expo Line Phase 1 design that forces no child west of La Cienega to walk across the tracks, but forces thousands of South LA children to walk across the tracks every day for the next 100 years (link and pdf). Show up to stand up for our community and children’s safety!

The schedule for Saturday’s activities is as follows:

9 am – 10 am:

Assembly at Foshay Learning Center (Western/Exposition)
10 am – 11 am:
Solemn walk, bike, drive, jog to from Foshay to Dorsey HS (Farmdale/Exposition)
11 am – Noon:
Assembly at Dorsey High School to plan next steps

(Download the LAUSD’s bilingual flyer)

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WE DID IT! PUC Evidentiary Hearing Moved to Los Angeles

Posted by Fix Expo Team On August - 7 - 2008 ADD COMMENTS

An Important Battle Victory in a Our Struggle

As reported in the LA Watts Times last week, we won an important battle in our struggle, as the Public Utilities Commission (”PUC”) moved the location of the evidentiary hearing from San Francisco down to Los Angeles. The PUC is one regulatory body that can prevent MTA from building the trains at street level.

Holding the hearing is San Francisco would have been a logistical nightmare for us and prevented several of our witnesses from testifying. But because of YOU and YOUR emails and letters, and YOUR ACTION through your presence and statements of concern at the July 2nd PUC Workshop at Foshay we were victorious.

Special thanks go to State Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas, who promptly responded to the concerns of the community by sending the first letter to the PUC requesting the hearing be moved to Los Angeles. Thanks also go to Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, Assembly Member Mike Davis and even Council Member Herb Wesson for writting letters and contacting the PUC.

The hearings will be held daily from August 11 to August 15 beginning at 10 am and ending at 5 pm at the PUC’s Downtown Los Angeles hearing room:

320 W. 4th Street Suite 500

Los Angeles, CA 90008

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Next Meeting: Mon Jan 11

Join us at our first community update and organizing meeting in the new decade as we discuss the on-going Farmdale controversy and Crenshaw subway effort.

Campaign for Stimulus & Measure R Funds to Grade Separate the South LA Portion of Expo

MTA now has more resources that by law has to be spent on rapid transit expansion. Now is our time to request these resources go toward FIXING EXPO!

Responding to MTA Spin & Deception

A comprehensive response to the spin, red herrings, and half-truths delivered by MTA/Expo, complete with agency memos, testimony, studies, pictures, videos and all.

Separate & Unequal: Expo Phase 1

Compare the design of the Expo Line Phase 1 west of La Cienega to that in majority-minority South LA and it’s clear that Expo Phase 1 is textbook environmental racism.