“Working on this campaign gives us an opportunity to learn from other cities like New York and their campaign to close Rikers and the Bay Area’s successful campaign to stop public money from being spent on more punishment. Los Angeles is a vast and unique county, so we’ll learn and innovate new strategies and tactics.  We’ll be able to share what we’ve learned with the next city or county that wants to redirect public monies away from punishment and into supporting the health and wellness of our communities.”