Other Group

Feminists in Action Los Angeles (FIA-LA)

Website:

www.fia-la.com/

Location:

Los Angeles, California

Formaiton:

2016

Feminists in Action Los Angeles (FIA-LA) is a left-of-center activist network that supports female left-progressive political candidates, the elimination of the filibuster in the U.S. Senate, [1] the complete defunding and disbanding of the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD), [2] and the critical race theory-inspired notions of “racial justice.” [3]

Activities

Feminists in Action Los Angeles was founded in 2016. [4] The group supports the critical race theory-inspired concept of “racial justice” [5] and aims to create a “queer-affirming space” that is free of the “tight grip of heteronormative thinking.” [6]

In 2022, FIA-LA signed a petition organized by the left-of-center Sixteen Thirty Fund-sponsored Fix Our Senate supporting the elimination of the filibuster to increase Democratic Party power in the United States Senate by allowing the Democratic majority to pass legislation on a party-line vote. [7] FIA-LA also opposes restrictions on abortion, [8] encouraged donations to pro-immigration advocacy organization Immigrant Families Together to bail out detained illegal immigrants, [9] and supports the feminist organization DemocraShe. [10] [11]

FIA-LA supports the complete defunding and disbanding of the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD), [12] hosts book clubs in Los Angeles that address the critical race theory-inspired concept of “white privilege,” [13] and is a member of the left-progressive activist coalition Indivisible CA Statestrong. [14]

The group has also canvassed in support of the campaign of Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) [15] and hosted postcard writing sessions for left-progressive causes and in support of the unsuccessful congressional campaign of Christy Smith (D) and the successful U.S. Senate special election campaign of Doug Jones (D-AL). [16]

Fundraising

In 2020, FIA-LA supported a fundraiser featuring Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) with Momtivist to raise funds for left-of-center Higher Heights and Democratic Party-affiliated PAC Field Team 6’s work to “register Democrats and save the world.” [17] [18] Tickets for this event were purchased through left-of-center pass-through organization ActBlue Civics. [19]

FIA-LA has also partnered with the left-of-center Bake America Great to raise over $65,000 for abortion advocacy organization Planned Parenthood, the far-left Black Lives Matter LA, refugee resettlement organization Miry’s List, and the International Rescue Committee. [20]

The organization is supported by Hollywood actresses [21] and has raised thousands of dollars for Miry’s List, hosted a “Resist-Dance Party” to raise funds for the P. F. Bresee Foundation, and worked with The Big Hundred to oppose the policies of the Trump administration. [22]

Partner Organizations

Gun control advocacy organization Drain the NRA is an offshoot of Feminists in Action Los Angeles. [23]

References

  1. “Letter to members of the Senate Democratic Caucus.” Fix Our Senate. January 3, 2022. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/6058c3e398627b1b0fd7dead/61d2fc6207e162aa2c2c0b0c_Debt-Limit-Voting-Rights-Filibuster-Sign-on-Letter-Jan-2022.pdf. ^
  2. “Police Free LAUSD Coalition calls on the LAUSD School Board to fully defund and disband the LASPD.” The Strategy Center. October 12, 2021. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://thestrategycenter.org/2021/10/12/police-free-lausd-statement/. ^
  3. “Our Mission.” Feminists in Action. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://www.fia-la.com/what-we-do. ^
  4. “Actions.” Feminists in Action. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://www.fia-la.com/inclusion. ^
  5. “Our Mission.” Feminists in Action. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://www.fia-la.com/what-we-do. ^
  6. “Inclusion.” Feminists in Action. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://www.fia-la.com/inclusion. ^
  7. “Letter to members of the Senate Democratic Caucus.” Fix Our Senate. January 3, 2022. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/6058c3e398627b1b0fd7dead/61d2fc6207e162aa2c2c0b0c_Debt-Limit-Voting-Rights-Filibuster-Sign-on-Letter-Jan-2022.pdf. ^
  8. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted March 26, 2019. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://twitter.com/fialosangeles/status/1110653667865026560. ^
  9. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted July 3, 2019. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://twitter.com/fialosangeles/status/1146615985849290752. ^
  10. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted September 27, 2021. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://twitter.com/fialosangeles/status/1442528820599222275. ^
  11. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted October 1,2021. Accessed January 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/fialosangeles/status/1443986058220216321. ^
  12. [1] “Police Free LAUSD Coalition calls on the LAUSD School Board to fully defund and disband the LASPD.” The Strategy Center. October 12, 2021. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://thestrategycenter.org/2021/10/12/police-free-lausd-statement/. ^
  13. “Our Impact.” Feminists in Action. Accessed January 12, 2022. https://www.fia-la.com/our-impact. ^
  14. “About Us.” Indivisible CA Statestrong. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://www.castatestrong.org/about/. ^
  15. “Our Impact.” Feminists in Action. Accessed January 12, 2022. https://www.fia-la.com/our-impact. ^
  16. “Our Impact.” Feminists in Action. Accessed January 12, 2022. https://www.fia-la.com/our-impact. ^
  17. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted September 27, 2021. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://twitter.com/fialosangeles/status/1442528820599222275. ^
  18. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted October 1,2021. Accessed January 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/fialosangeles/status/1443986058220216321. ^
  19. “Ballots Over Broadway.” ActBlue Civics. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ballotsoverbroadway. ^
  20. “Our Impact.” Feminists in Action. Accessed January 12, 2022. https://www.fia-la.com/our-impact. ^
  21. Harel, Monica Corcoran. “11 Ways to Get Involved in Women’s Rights Issues Around Los Angeles.” Hollywood Reporter. June 1, 2018. Accessed January 13, 2022. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/11-ways-get-involved-womens-rights-around-la-1115475/feminists-in-action/. ^
  22. “Our Impact.” Feminists in Action. Accessed January 12, 2022. https://www.fia-la.com/our-impact. ^
  23.  “Our Impact.” Feminists in Action. Accessed January 12, 2022. https://www.fia-la.com/our-impact. ^
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