Oct 08 2017

Hepatitis “A” Outbreak In Los Angeles And What You Can Do To Help

While the Hepatitis A outbreak announced by Los Angeles Health officials in September may come as no surprise to readers of C3’s study in July, which found that toilets on skid row are less accessible than in Syrian refugee camps, L.A. City Council members are still just talking about a plan for portable toilets, but have yet to take action. This is nothing short of insanity and an absolute lack of concern as the health and well-being of thousands lies in the balance.

This week, October 9-13, L.A. Catholic Workers and allies are calling Councilman Jose Huizar’s office at 213-473-7014 to demand that the 107 portable toilets and hand washing stations called for in C3’s study immediately be placed on the streets.

Next week, October 16-20, we will call Mayor Eric Garcetii with the same message, and on Wednesday, October 25, expect an update about a nonviolent action for toilet justice, and life itself, at City Hall.

In the next few weeks we can affect whether the city responds to this crisis in a just and sane way or not.

PLEASE HELP US OBTAIN JUSTICE BY CALLING CITY HALL AND JOINING US FOR A NONVIOLENT ACTION.

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1 comment

    • Joyce on October 12, 2017 at 11:41 am
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    I also am in the process of trying to get portable toilets and hand washing stations installed in my neighborhood, which has a large homeless population.

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