Monday, June 30, 2008

"IT AIN'T OVER UNTIL IT'S UNDER!": The Expo Line @Grade Crossings at Dorsey HS + Foshay Learning Center

Led Save Leimert, Expo Communities United & Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw Homeowners' Coalition
P.O. Box 781267 · Los Angeles, CA 90016 · Message & Fax: (323) 761-6435 ·


Will YOU Stand Up for the Safety of Our Children?

This Wednesday, July 2nd at 6:30 pm at Foshay Learning Center auditorium THE MOST IMPORTANT HEARING TO DATE in our battle with MTA to build the Expo Line underground through the South LA community will take place. 

The Judge and the Commissioner in our case before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), who the MTA must receive approval from before they can lay tracks, will be providing one last opportunity for the public to comment before the CPUC on the deadly, disruptive and discriminatory street-level railroad crossings around Dorsey HS, which is just 10 feet from the tracks, and Foshay Learning Center, which is just 50 feet from the tracks.

We have confirmed that CPUC Commissioner Timothy Simon has been pressured by Westside politicians, and our own council member, Bernard Parks, who represents the area around Foshay, to rubberstamp the MTA's unsafe plan and ignore the requests of the community, the neighborhood councils, LAUSD, UTLA and the Parent Collaborative (link).  It's only through great legal maneuvering of our lawyers and the pressure of public opinion that we've been given a public hearing and trial in the face of Parks & Sen. Khuel's (and likely others) inappropriate and unethical political interference into this judicial process.

But Wednesday night is not about the politicians or the lawyers.  Wednesday night is about YOU!

Wednesday night is a PUBLIC hearing.  It is your time for the Judge and the Commissioner to hear you either in words or through your presence.

There are 700 seats in Foshay Auditorium.  Wednesday night is about YOU putting your name on one of those seats and committing yourself between now and then to making sure your neighbors, friends, co-workers and family put their names on the many other seats.

So what are YOU going to do on Wednesday night? 

Will YOU help pack the Foshay Auditorium?

Will YOU stand with your South LA community, parents and teachers?  We need you there.

Will YOU stand up for the safety of the Foshay and Dorsey children?

Will YOU stand up for justice against the MTA's discriminatory design of the Expo Line that makes no child west of La Cienega walk across the tracks, while forcing THOUSANDS of our South LA children to walk across them EVERY DAY for the next 100 years?

The media will be there.  What message do you want to send to those watching?

Forward this message!  Call your neighbors!  Pack the auditorium!

Wednesday July 2, 2008

Foshay Learning Center Auditorium

6:30 - 9:00 pm

3751 Harvard Blvd, LA, CA 90018

(1 block east of Western and Exposition)

(Click here to download our bilingual flyer)

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