No Turning Back: LAANE honors female leaders at annual women’s luncheon

Representatives from AFM Local 47 and the Recording Musicians Association wore white in honor of the suffragist movement at the LAANE “No Turning Back” luncheon. From left: Organizing Coordinator Jefferson Kemper, President John Acosta, RMALA President Steve Dress, Communications Director Linda Rapka, RMALA 2nd Vice President Elizabeth Hedman, RMA International President Marc Sazer, Local 47 & RMALA Director Bill Reichenbach. (Not pictured: Local 47 Director Pam Gates.)

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy honored SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Chief of Staff, Ana Guerrero, at the annual Women for a New Los Angeles luncheon on May 12, 2017.

Mariachi Divas with SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris

This year’s event, “No Turning Back,” drew hundreds of labor union officials, local legislators, and other dignitaries to the JW Marriott at LA LIVE. Two-time Grammy-winning group Mariachi Divas delivered a lively musical performance. California State Senator Holly J. Mitchell served as keynote speaker.

LAANE’s mission is to build a new economy based on good jobs, thriving communities and a healthy environment for everyone. Here in L.A., and in cities across the country, we are creating the foundation for a new green economy, from groundbreaking living wage laws to leading-edge green jobs initiatives.

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti

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.

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