Green LA Coalition serves as an organizing hub for sixty-plus Southern California-based environmental groups. Organized in Work Groups where plans to win its policy objectives are organized around initiatives and policy campaigns.
A challenging future
Despite Green LA’s focused agenda and dedicated member base, serious challenges remain. The economic downturn is being manipulated by some interests to turn the public against environmental initiatives. Witness Proposition 23 which seeks to overturn AB32, California’s landmark climate legislation.
Responding to these challenges, Green LA has recently developed a new strategic direction for the coalition. The new direction will move the coalition away from immediate short-term policy wins toward making systemic change. Longer term campaigns will build a stronger more resilient and cross-sector political base and will increase our grassroots community engagement and mobilization.