The Committee for Greater LA came together to demonstrate what can happen when civic leaders align to a north star of pursuing racial and economic equity through system change. The “No Going Back” report, contains groundbreaking data and context about how COVID lifted the veil of structural racism in Los Angeles.

Our collective work was not a report to be shelved but a mandate for action. This mandate calls on us to use this crisis as an opportunity for structural change on the most important challenges of the day.

The new report on homelessness, We’re Not Giving Up: A Plan for Homelessness Governance in Los Angeles, authored by Raphael J. Sonenshein, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA, commissioned by the Committee for Greater LA, is the first significant policy recommendation following the original landmark report.

To us, nothing is more pressing than the rapidly escalating crisis of people experiencing homelessness and our failure to create a comprehensive system to reverse its trajectory.

Please join us in taking a pledge that acknowledges we are #NotGivingUp.

This is a wake-up call to stand in solidarity with one another, value Black lives, treasure immigrant families, declare homelessness unacceptable and more.

The intersectionality of this work is critical. We are all interconnected, and we must move forward together without being limited by current systems or structures.

This is a launching point, a milestone in a much bigger journey: an opportunity to lay out a new way to approach problems in our region: with data as the most important measure of success, without relying on existing structures and funding streams to determine how we solve a problem, and with a focus on racial equity as one of the most important ways to determine what success looks like.

Join us in making a pledge to build a more equitable Los Angeles, and learn how you can help make that promise a reality.