JOIN US THIS ELECTION SEASON!
We’ll be knocking doors to connect with voters about the four judicial candidates who are about to make history in LA County, when they WIN their judicial races this November.
It’s going to be a great day, doing important work, shared with folks who are committed to #TransformingTheJudiciary of LA County, and we’d love to see you come through!
Saturday, Sept. 17
And Join Us for the Homeboy 5K and El Gran Festival in DTLA on Saturday, Sept. 24!
CHIP IN NOW to help take our progressive judicial candidates over the finish line!
The La Defensa Justice PAC is the first of its kind, and the only PAC dedicated to supporting truly progressive candidates for judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court. The PAC will focus on culturally-informed political education for varying demographics, especially first time voters, under-funded communities, and the LGBTGI+ community.
Our team, from left to right: (front) Kaitlin Ruíz, Eunisses Hernandez, Ivette Alé-Ferlito, Titilayọ Rasaki (back) Bryanna Siguenza, Gabriela Vázquez, Megan Castillo, and Leah Perez
Our work focuses on reducing the scope and power of the judiciary, law enforcement and the legal injustice system. We do this by fighting for a fair and transparent pretrial process, state and local budgets that reflect our values, life-affirming alternatives to incarceration, and judicial accountability.
Our Co-Founders, Eunisses Hernandez and Ivette Alé-Ferlito, have moved state-level ballot initiatives such as Propositions 64, an initiative to legalize cannabis, and Proposition 47, a successful criminal sentencing reform act.
At the County-level, La Defensa (our 501 C(4)) led the historic ballot measure, Measure J, now known as the Care First Community Investment, which reallocates 10% of the County’s unrestricted funds toward direct community investment and alternatives to incarceration. The County approved $187.7 in the first year’s spending package. La Defensa has been the lead organization ensuring that the implementation process is equity driven.
In 2021, we launched a website to rate and review active judges in the LA Superior Court System: RateMyJudge.LA. This revolutionary tool has been used by public defenders, community members separated from their loved ones, court staff, and community advocates.