Victory

From the moment Walmart announced plans to open a grocery store in Chinatown, that community has been clear. They don’t want the retail giant’s poverty-wage jobs, nor do they want to see the destruction of Chinatown’s small businesses and unique neighborhood character.

But Walmart won’t take no for an answer. So now it’s up to the City Council – and to us.

Ten councilmembers already have pledged their support for an emergency law to stop Walmart and other chains from locating in Chinatown. We need two more votes to prevent Walmart from moving ahead.

Please tell City Councilmembers Tony Cardenas and Joe Buscaino
to vote YES
 on the Chinatown Interim Control Ordinance.


Organized and Sponsored by:

Los Angeles Alliance for A New Economy

Chinatown Community for Equitable Development 

South East Asian Community Alliance

Letter to
Los Angeles City Council Councilmember Joe Buscaino
Los Angeles City Council Councilmember Tony Cardenas
Dear Councilmembers:

From the moment Walmart announced plans to open a store in Chinatown, that community has been clear. They don’t want the retail giant’s poverty-wage jobs, nor do they want to see the destruction of Chinatown’s small businesses and unique neighborhood character.

Councilman Reyes has been a strong champion for the community. He has presented to the council a policy that gives his constituents a voice while ensuring that accountable development occurs. He knows his district better than anyone else. We ask that you show similar leadership and vote YES on the Chinatown Interim Control Ordinance next week.