From our Executive Director to our community partners to our dearest advisors and mentors, LAANE is embodying a movement built by women, one seeking good jobs, thriving communities and a healthy environment for everyone. Here in L.A., and in cities across the country, we are building the foundation for a new green economy, from groundbreaking living wage laws to leading-edge green jobs initiatives. Founded in 1993, LAANE is recognized as a national leader in the effort to address the challenges of working poverty, inadequate health care and polluted communities. Combining a vision of social justice with a practical approach to social change, LAANE has helped set in motion a broad movement to transform conditions in Los Angeles and beyond.
We have already achieved a lot: Policies that will provide thousands of middle-class jobs to disadvantaged residents in the local construction industry. Thousands of clean trucks on our highways and a dramatic reduction in diesel pollution. Living wages and a voice on the job for thousands of hotel workers.
And so much more is possible. We have ambitious plans to transform some of the region’s largest industries into engines of good green jobs. And we are building a movement in more than 20 cities around the country.