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Nithya Raman @nithyavraman Los Angeles, CA

Councilmember Elect, Los Angeles City Council. This is my personal account.

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Joined Twitter 11/11/09


Join me tomorrow night in talking with @HealthyLA_Coa, @mikebonin, tenants, and homeowners about the kind of bold s… https://t.co/2lrVgH2QRDSo many in LA are behind on their rent and mortgage payments. Unless government does more, families will be evicte… https://t.co/tNee7HgX9a @SenMariaEDurazo Absolutely, Senator Durazo! We will reach out to your office.
12/2
2020
Tomorrow evening I’m joining @LorenaAD80, @Jackie4LAkids, and @NajeebaSyeed at @kiwa4justice’s annual fundraiser to… https://t.co/BQHr5LdlWe
12/1
2020
To learn more about Reclaim and Rebuild Our Community, you can follow them at @rroc_la and read their statements he… https://t.co/fHtCtB2eUOIf this pandemic has taught us one thing, it’s that our government can act boldly and urgently when required by an… https://t.co/ZmDdjdYF5oThe state could also authorize transferring ownership to the El Sereno Community Land Trust, as activists are deman… https://t.co/SMdxx7NamyThe state could pass legislation allowing CalTrans to sell these properties to HACLA at extremely below-market rate… https://t.co/noeZXkLdjxInstead of dragging our feet on reallocating this state-owned property, we should see it as an immense opportunity.… https://t.co/kNF33pGtwsIt is a sad irony that the state allowed these homes to deteriorate, and now cites it as the reason people cannot s… https://t.co/eHvBLfDW4oLast week, more housing insecure families moved to reclaim vacant homes. They were met by state violence. Childre… https://t.co/A9L8RcXfuBThis March, a group of unhoused families called Reclaiming our Homes occupied 12 properties to protest their vacanc… https://t.co/5SWN6tNd73In response to sustained pushback, the project died in 2018 and CalTrans committed to sell its 460 homes. But a l… https://t.co/CyyRycg9aNEl Sereno has a long and complicated relationship with the state of CA. For decades, CalTrans bought homes (and fo… https://t.co/AvPk7ExAaMLast Wednesday, families were forcibly removed from vacant state-owned homes in El Sereno. They were charged with c… https://t.co/vDdKWfkYGr
11/30
2020
To learn more about their advocacy around this issue and many others, follow @SAJE_ShiftPower and @LATenantsUnion.… https://t.co/iPDVHGBJhFI am learning so much as I make this transition to City Hall and study the history of what council has done on thes… https://t.co/8Nyy1jt6bvThis pandemic has revealed just how tenuous the level of safety and security is for so many renters in LA. Let’s u… https://t.co/BX4fKEgp7BA motion to establish a tenant right to counsel has also been winding its way through City Hall for years. Council… https://t.co/kxgcqmZqkcAnd while an anti-harassment ordinance has the potential to act as a deterrent against bad behavior from landlords,… https://t.co/UeAMlOWezeRight now, our model for enforcing tenant protections is largely complaint driven. That means tenants must know th… https://t.co/OgjmfJ7FDCWe should have prioritized this a long time ago. And in fact, it’s only a piece of a much bigger shift we need to s… https://t.co/p76kierCyvGetting here has taken an incredibly long time: the ordinance was first discussed in February of 2017. More than… https://t.co/zDKpjlE2DtLike ordinances already in place in SF, Santa Monica, and WeHo, this one would establish civil and criminal penalti… https://t.co/rkR66noHqcCOVID-19 has made tenant harassment an even bigger problem. Faced with tenants unable to pay rent and greater prot… https://t.co/ox8YNvOeD6Tenant harassment includes lying, intimidation, or refusal to do repairs to encourage tenants to leave. In rent-st… https://t.co/9chus3EHpeA tenant anti-harassment ordinance made progress in the LA City Council’s Housing Committee on Monday. Let’s talk… https://t.co/DXtQ5gYy1i
11/25
2020
Very excited to be joining @PplsAction and some really incredible guests this evening to talk about how we can cont… https://t.co/5Tb25XklLI
11/17
2020
@therealvali ♥️♥️♥️I have countless people to thank individually. But for now, I just want to celebrate the joy of working with so man… https://t.co/poagRk2NucTo the people of Council District 4, I’m so grateful for the trust you’ve placed in me. I know we’re heading into a… https://t.co/37roliDHXDWe ran a campaign on policy, civic education, and constituent engagement. The crises facing Los Angeles are vast bu… https://t.co/Vgna3StKVyI want to thank Councilmember Ryu for his leadership over the last five years. His focus on homelessness and transp… https://t.co/kdekAwQXvFThis was a campaign built on the work of organizers and movement leaders who have been fighting for a better LA for… https://t.co/dCIbRp8EzNTo the residents of CD4, our brilliant, kind, and inspiring campaign team, our thousands of tireless volunteers, an… https://t.co/6RC8hFKm7d
11/7
2020
This campaign was never about any one person. We’ve built a community together — and I’m so proud, honored, and ins… https://t.co/GSZyaGM9Xx
11/4
2020
Very hard to believe, but our campaign journey ends today. My heart is so full seeing pictures of our volunteers o… https://t.co/xYEXGjt9Ll
11/3
2020
Does the thought of constantly refreshing results pages tomorrow make you feel unpleasant? We’ve got a cure: phoneb… https://t.co/IK7k8hrBloOur policymaking reflected how we think a city should be run: by bringing impacted community members, experts, orga… https://t.co/ob9lgUa7nGI’ve learned so much about Los Angeles from the process of researching these platforms, and I’m grateful beyond wor… https://t.co/J5WSEI18mHWith the economy struggling, LA has an obligation to step in to preserve the many community businesses that are fac… https://t.co/AqDXk93X1kLA’s most urgently needed resource is affordable housing -- but most of us don’t know much about how it gets built.… https://t.co/VO8TOxnBniAfter the murder of George Floyd and the national reckoning around police brutality against Black Americans, we put… https://t.co/WvjCMSLDMKCOVID-19 has exposed LA’s digital divide, and left so many children from low-income families without access to basi… https://t.co/1kjPuInV2zAs the pandemic set in, and it was clear that government inaction would lead to mass evictions and even greater hom… https://t.co/Twfej9KsTsLA’s population is aging rapidly, but the city currently isn’t well-designed for seniors. How can we create an LA w… https://t.co/RNz78CqC2NCorruption is a huge issue in LA government -- and in many ways the incentive to sell influence is baked into our p… https://t.co/4fyR44YwVCLA is a city of immigrants: more than 33% of residents were born overseas (including me). Our immigration policy fo… https://t.co/ZcR45LsqM0Our Environment and Transportation policy focused on intertwined solutions for tackling LA’s local climate crisis:… https://t.co/otbUwo0uIyWe gathered renters, tenants rights organizers, urban planners, and people experiencing homelessness to lay out a n… https://t.co/cl1bAEOuVnOne of the reasons I ran is because campaigns in LA have never focused on policy. And at a moment when the issues a… https://t.co/Nk5H4uABzSWith a day until the election, I want to celebrate something our campaign did that makes me so proud: we put out th… https://t.co/uqVtt1kRLh
11/2
2020
The only thing scarier than phonebanking is NOT phonebanking. https://t.co/wyPumxi4vr https://t.co/SxZhmQJaDy
11/1
2020
Skip the lines on election day and vote this weekend!! There are over 50 voting centers in or within a few blocks o… https://t.co/LI3uiW6hw0
10/31
2020
There's been a lot of discussion this week about encampment sweeps in LA. But criminalization has been our city's p… https://t.co/7r7pmHfMKZ
10/30
2020
So grateful to @voguemagazine for capturing the energy of our campaign. We are thrilled to be part of this rising l… https://t.co/0G1o2EvGgG
10/29
2020
Join us Wednesday at 5:30pm for one of our final phonebanks before election day with special guest, the amazing… https://t.co/r1hQ5Q5Yud
10/28
2020
For more on strategies that are more effective than sweeps at addressing homelessness, take a look at our Housing a… https://t.co/1hwhJ5glhVIt’s time to let our elected leaders know: sweeps are a cruel, expensive, and ineffective response to homelessness.… https://t.co/vCm9P3JeTjHere’s what LA needs to address homelessness: Neighborhood-level outreach and services Accountability for case man… https://t.co/Ui2YezWpPaThis policy would further criminalize homelessness, making it illegal to sit or lie on the sidewalk in vast areas o… https://t.co/jTETOoZvRjWe can't return to the failed strategy of encampment sweeps. Sweeps devastate lives and only serve to shuffle homel… https://t.co/EVwpXr8gNZ
10/27
2020
Oops! We accidentally used our small dollar total from a prior reporting period. In the last month our small dollar… https://t.co/TfFJssas3gThank you to the thousands of donors and volunteers who have helped make this a record-setting grassroots City Coun… https://t.co/wZbRpv4cA5There’s only one way we can push back against the influence of PAC money in this race: volunteer power. This week,… https://t.co/MdW7Mo9jdADark money is a major obstacle to change in LA. This money protects power. It maintains the status quo. It silences… https://t.co/DaRzc1VzJXThe incumbent we’re facing, David Ryu, has now had almost $600k spent on his behalf by outside PACs -- including a… https://t.co/ddcuO4FyLxWe’re now $108K ahead in direct donations in the general election. For a campaign challenging an incumbent, that's… https://t.co/q7XW1Nf64sFrom 9/18-10/17, we raised $176K from 3,030 donors, to our opponent’s $115K. 45% of our total ($78,728) came from… https://t.co/kBDDoGsApqOne last fundraising update for our campaign: We had an amazing month -- and we remain ahead of the incumbent in d… https://t.co/rdiFmsAqCkNine days left until November 3rd! We've set a goal of filling *300 volunteer phone banking shifts* before Election… https://t.co/jlpv0mUGdX
10/26
2020
In-person early voting began yesterday! We're out there tabling again today and all this week. Say hi if you see us… https://t.co/oaSTGHbw1vSadly, our race has turned very ugly in the last few weeks. My opponent, Councilmember David Ryu, has launched an o… https://t.co/gR2bZ3li2V
10/25
2020
Homelessness in LA, already an emergency, is poised to rise sharply due to the pandemic. What can we do? 💙Neighbor… https://t.co/f2UL1L12vy
10/23
2020
@GurdeepKaur40 Hi, this is Josh with Team Nithya! Yes we are very much no on 22! We support workers’ rights and thi… https://t.co/vjHYC2foR0I believe the only way to stop corruption in City Hall is to run clean campaigns and get money out of politics -- c… https://t.co/XMDtgU1bhE$470k in PAC money on behalf of my opponent is a lot for a city council race. Big enough to drown out the voices of… https://t.co/VNuRhsCZmkOverall, the amount of outside PAC spending on my behalf in this race is still comparatively small (~$12k). And i… https://t.co/7bZjVyqsk2Cities can’t outlaw PAC spending: it is protected as speech because of the Citizens United decision in the Supreme… https://t.co/l4U89RAygnStreets For All advocates for a more walkable and bikeable LA, and I strongly support that mission. But I don’t be… https://t.co/l1GB5igYTEAn org called Streets For All raised money from a few sources, including Lyft, and spent some of it in our race. G… https://t.co/XS7tl7jYX2As you probably know, we’ve never accepted any donations from corporations -- or individuals tied to real estate de… https://t.co/41pg5v71yY
10/22
2020
There’s a culture of silence around sexual misconduct at LA City Hall -- and in our city government at large. Rec… https://t.co/m2ZYJU443HTalking openly about these issues, and being clear about the processes you’re following: that’s how you create a cu… https://t.co/qprv8Pji92The Mayor’s advisor has now stepped away from his work. We don’t know the status of an investigation, or whether on… https://t.co/8eWRm6P4MnEspecially in places with long histories of sexual misconduct like LA City Hall, third-party reporting and investig… https://t.co/vq0PGnq4T2The new sexual misconduct reporting system for LA city employees is also operated by the city, via the personnel de… https://t.co/HsPuxHM0q5In response to calls for reform, the City of LA implemented a new reporting system: My Voice LA. My Voice LA is an… https://t.co/Qc4SuxAAn5Sitting city councilmembers have had cases settled out, sometimes with city funds. From July 2011 through 2017, th… https://t.co/xRDUZliN3CIn 2017, the city of LA conducted a survey on the experiences of sexual harassment in the workplace. 18% of respon… https://t.co/UzN3e7KhZYUntil a few years ago, LA city government had no central system for tracking sexual harassment and misconduct compl… https://t.co/iMYXfri7d8This whole story is deeply upsetting -- and sadly, only one of many reports of sexual misconduct out of LA city gov… https://t.co/yIzRbTOkrG
10/21
2020
In LA's March primary, there were massive lines at the polls on Election Day. Some people in our district waited as… https://t.co/9c0MxT5drJ
10/20
2020
Oops, accidentally broke up this thread. Continue here! https://t.co/gi62sTsq8sIf you live in LA and are curious what City Council district you live in, the city provides this helpful website wh… https://t.co/q4pNZoCIxmFor more on expanding the City Council and other ways we can improve the structure of LA's government, take a look… https://t.co/CzaUgVtzW4More council districts would mean a greater diversity of candidates, and less money required to run a race. Most… https://t.co/pk5HrcrbHALA has had 15 council districts since 1925 -- when the city’s population was about 900,000. It’s now around 4 milli… https://t.co/D5Xnd4GHN8Gerrymandering occurs when politicians redraw maps so they can represent areas they deem financially or politically… https://t.co/rsTqkbvxrEResidents of Koreatown were especially dismayed to be divided among four different districts. But the plan was pass… https://t.co/dt86e6daOm
10/19
2020

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