We are asking for:
$200,000 to fund a Senior Housing Specialist at the Long Beach Senior Center
The National Digital Inclusion Alliance has compiled a list of low cost internet plans that are available along with their eligibility requirements. The list is updated regularly as new plans become available.
Click below to view them.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization immediately abolished 50 years of progress on reproductive rights, becoming the largest revocation of health care rights ever in U.S. history.
The tenets of ethical health care dictate that patients should enjoy autonomy and dignity over their bodies, period. That’s why Nurses for Democracy is urging the U.S. Senate to take a stand for reproductive health justice and urgently pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) now. We’re also asking Congress to suspend the filibuster to allow for a vote on this crucial legislation.
Abortion is a basic health care service, and codifying the protections established by Roe v. Wade would ensure that patients are able to choose what is best for them.
Without abortion services, patients may be at risk of illness and death due to pregnancy or may be at risk of avoidable complications from unsafe and illegal abortion practices — lives hang in the balance.
Reproductive health care IS health care. Add your name to the petition below to show your support for the WHPA.
Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Senior Fest on May 7th! Over 200 seniors learned about upcoming issues and activities for seniors while enjoying a taco lunch.
Click below to review or catch up with our video sessions.
We hosted a workship on district zoning, talking about plans and concerns for the
re-zoning of City Council District 6.
It is with great compassion we view the suffering of our black and brown brothers and sisters at the hands of racist, violent police officers in our country. The recent killing of George Floyd was the spark that has set off protests in all 50 states and over 2000 American cities and towns including Long Beach but also internationally.
It was a spark that landed in the fuel of similar incidents of police brutality and murder of Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Amadou Diallo, Freddie Gray and etc. etc. etc.
We know not all police officers are racist. Some have even joined the protests in sympathy. However, there are those police officers that are racist, who with excessive force injure and kill Black citizens and the system does not penalized them for their behavior. There exists systemic racism in police departments throughout our country. This system allows higher rates of stops, arrests, use of force and incarceration of people of color because of both bias and the reward structure.
This system must change.
Racism will not be eliminated in our country as quickly as we would like. But together with our community partners we will work to get the justice, fairness, inclusion and equity that makes us stronger as a nation.
Martin Luther King Jr.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Our amazing team of volunteers are committed to helping others by building community resources that especially impact seniors. Please join us at our Monday night meetings to learn about ongoing activities and new events. Email us to be added to our notification email list or to receive our new newsletter filled with valuable information.
The Long Beach Gray Panthers were formed in the early 1970's as part of the National Gray Panther movement. We have remained a community resource for over 45 years, and are constantly working to ensure activism in the Long Beach area.
We prioritize the dignity of older adults, social justice, education, collaboration among all members of the community, and excellence in service through our teamwork and innovation.
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