Los Angeles – Measure W has secured the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO). Measure W creates the Safe, Clean Water Program, a comprehensive action plan to increase local water supplies, clean up contaminated water to protect public health and the environment, and prepare our region for drought.
The Los Angeles Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, unites more than 300 affiliated unions in the pursuit of equality, opportunity and justice for the working people of Los Angeles County. Representing more than 800,000 working men and women, the LA Fed organizes for good jobs, builds worker-led political power, and pushes for policy change that lifts up Los Angeles communities.
“The LA Fed speaks for 800,000 working men and women in LA County when we say that Measure W is the right answer for clean, safe water now,” said Rusty Hicks, President of the Los Angeles Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. “Not only will it help us create a safe and clean water supply, it will also put thousands of Angelenos to work protecting that water supply and creating the next generation of environmentally friendly, secure infrastructure. Many of our members come home to communities that suffer from pollution and flooding. We’re ready to build a cleaner, greener Los Angeles for all our neighbors.”
This summer, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved Measure W – the Safe Clean Water Program – placing it on the November 6, 2018 ballot. If approved by voters, the Program will raise $300 million a year in local, dedicated funding to protect public health, increase our local water supply, and improve water quality. Measure W modernizes our 100-year-old water system, using nature and science, to capture more rainfall, filter out toxic pollutants, and store clean water for our future use.
To learn more about the County’s Safe Clean Water Parcel Tax – Measure W, visit here.