WHAT WE FIGHT FOR
Peoples’ Democracy, not paper democracy!
The 8th District, like America, is in a crisis of danger and opportunity. Costs are rising, wages are flat, democracy is under attack. We need to fight for Peoples’ Democracy, majority rule and community control, to unite the many and defeat the few. Where South Central goes, the nation will follow!
“This is a Peoples’ Campaign for residents of CD8, of greater Los Angeles, and for all progressive and democratic forces to join on the front lines of struggle.”
What makes Cliff different?
Community leader Cliff Smith has been fighting for workers’ rights and community power all of his adult life.
Now in his third elected term as Business Manager of Roofers Local 36 in Los Angeles, Cliff has fought for jobs at living wages, affordable housing development and immigrant workers’ equality, including voting rights for non-citizen residents. Local 36 is the first U.S. trade union since 1949 to affiliate to the World Federation of Trade Unions, joining 95 million class-oriented union members in 130 countries.
Elected twice to South Central Neighborhood Council
Cliff served 2 terms on the SCNC and was a delegate to the South L.A. Alliance of Neighborhood Councils. SCNC led the fight against LAPD’s vehicle impound checkpoints, leading to drivers licenses for undocumented residences. Cliff also led the demand for LAPD to release the autopsy report after the killing of Ezell Ford.