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Hang Out Do Good

Website:

https://www.hangoutdogood.com/

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Hang Out Do Good is a Los Angeles, California-based left-of-center advocacy group that organizes voter registration drives, protests, get-out-the-vote efforts, and other activities.

The organization also does community service projects. It provides brown-bag lunches to homeless people in Los Angeles. The lunches are made and distributed with the help of other established charities and were launched at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. [1]

During the 2022 elections, the organization sponsored a series of Zoom forums with local Los Angeles candidates that were open to the public. [2] The organization claims to work with the California Democratic Party, Indivisible, and other left-leaning organizations. [3]

Activities

Hang Out Do Good is a Los Angeles, California-based left-of-center advocacy group that organizes voter registration drives, protests, get-out-the-vote efforts, and other activities. The organization also does community service projects such as blood drives and feeding the homeless. [4]

The organization is built on the concept of “crop rotation activism,” a rotating series of activist projects, all with a different focus. The concept is based on the belief that focusing on one set of issues or action would deplete the soul of the activists and cause them to burn out. [5]

Feeding Homeless

Hang Out Do Good’s conducts feeding the homeless in Los Angeles. The project began in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. [6]

As of April 2021, the organization had 13 food drop off locations in Los Angeles County. In addition, it works with 40 organizations that pick up food every Sunday from their partner organization, the Hollywood Food Coalition. [7]

The food the organization distributes to the homeless is brown bag lunch containing a sandwich, water, and other items. The bags are often hand-decorated before delivery. [8]

As of April 2021, the organization and its partners had served more than 240,000 meals. [9]

Advocacy

In the 2022 elections, Hang Out Do Good sponsored a series of Zoom meetings with candidates running for office in the Los Angeles area. The Zoom meetings were open to the public and were essentially done in an interview format where the organization’s representatives asked the candidates questions about their plans for Los Angeles. [10]

According to the group’s Instagram page, the group has sponsored postcard writing sessions to voters in selected races, as well as phone and text message banks and candidate events. It has also hosted events such as a commemoration of the January 6th U.S. Capitol riot. [11]

References

  1. “People Making A Difference: Local Group Provides Free Lunches To LA County’s Unhoused Residents.” CBS News. April 1, 2021. https://www.cbsnews.com/losangeles/news/people-making-a-difference-hang-out-do-good/. ^
  2. Fuller, Elizabeth. “Hang Out Do Good “Looking Local” Candidate Series: Mitch O’Farrell.” Larchmont Buzz. May 5, 2022. https://www.larchmontbuzz.com/featured-stories-larchmont-village/hang-out-do-good-looking-local-candidate-series-mitch-ofarrell/. ^
  3. “About Us.” 2022. Hang Out Do Good. Accessed June 27, 2022. https://www.hangoutdogood.com/about. ^
  4. About Us.” 2022. Hang Out Do Good. Accessed June 27, 2022. https://www.hangoutdogood.com/about. ^
  5. “About Us.” 2022. Hang Out Do Good. Accessed June 27, 2022. https://www.hangoutdogood.com/about. ^
  6. People Making A Difference: Local Group Provides Free Lunches To LA County’s Unhoused Residents.” CBS News. April 1, 2021. https://www.cbsnews.com/losangeles/news/people-making-a-difference-hang-out-do-good/. ^
  7. “People Making A Difference: Local Group Provides Free Lunches To LA County’s Unhoused Residents.” CBS News. April 1, 2021. https://www.cbsnews.com/losangeles/news/people-making-a-difference-hang-out-do-good/. ^
  8. People Making A Difference: Local Group Provides Free Lunches To LA County’s Unhoused Residents.” CBS News. April 1, 2021. https://www.cbsnews.com/losangeles/news/people-making-a-difference-hang-out-do-good/. ^
  9. “People Making A Difference: Local Group Provides Free Lunches To LA County’s Unhoused Residents.” CBS News. April 1, 2021. https://www.cbsnews.com/losangeles/news/people-making-a-difference-hang-out-do-good/. ^
  10. Fuller, Elizabeth. “Hang Out Do Good “Looking Local” Candidate Series: Mitch O’Farrell.” Larchmont Buzz. May 5, 2022. https://www.larchmontbuzz.com/featured-stories-larchmont-village/hang-out-do-good-looking-local-candidate-series-mitch-ofarrell/ ^
  11. “Hang Out Do Good.”  Instagram. Accessed June 27, 2022. https://www.instagram.com/hang.out.do.good/. ^
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