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Chapter 4: Getting involved

Contacting elected officials

Elected officials work for all of us, not some of us—and it’s up to all of us to come together and hold them accountable. You can contact your representatives at any time, and let them know that you expect to see them push for real solutions to homelessness.

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To end homelessness in L.A. County we need to change the status quo that has allowed it to thrive—that means implementing policies that uplift every community in L.A.

Ending homelessness and protecting renters in L.A. County will take more than showing up at the ballot box, it requires placing consistent pressure on our elected officials, from the City Council to the State Assembly. We at Everyone In have helped facilitate tens of thousands of calls, emails, and tweets between elected officials and their constituents and that’s not going to slow down anytime soon.

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Key terms and facts

As soon as you enter the world of political advocacy, you’re bound to encounter plenty of terms and acronyms. Some of them may sound familiar and some may not. Either way, you should familiarize yourself with a few key terms that are likely to come up frequently in conversations about our housing and homelessness crisis.

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