Long Beach Rising!

Long Beach Rising! is a civic engagement program in partnership with local organizations to promote civic participation, alliance building, voter engagement, and community organizing amongst communities historically marginalized from the political process, including low-income communities. Long Beach Rising member organizations include:

Long Beach Rising Graduates 2015

Graduates from our 2015 Long Beach Rising leadership and organizing training.

For more information about Long Beach Rising, email Marlene Montañez at mmontanez@laane.org or Nicole Taylor at nicole@bhclongbeach.org


The People’s State of the City 2017

On April 5th, hundreds of Long Beach community members came out to the People’s State of the City at First Congregational Church to hear how workers, families, and residents are taking a stand to fight for inclusion and justice in our city. Check out all the media from the event below and share it with your neighbors.

To keep the people power from the People’s State of the City going, we encourage you to organize your community using the hashtag #LBResist. The People’s State of the City is one conversation, but our movement against hate and exclusion is ongoing. We invite you to use this hashtag to share about how you and your community will resist and share information going forward about how people in Long Beach can take action. 

Share the People’s State of the City with #LBResist

Media Coverage of #PSOTC2017


Long Beach Rising! Leadership Program

lbr-app-graphic-final-copyEducate! Organize! Build Coalitions to Win!

Together with Long Beach residents, workers, teachers, and students, we are working to transform Long Beach into a more progressive city that will enact policies to support workers and their families. Long Beach Rising! advocates for civic participation, voter engagement, and community organizing in historically underrepresented communities. We focus on issues including jobs, housing, education, immigrant rights, environmental justice, and neighborhood safety.

The Long Beach Rising! Leadership Program is a 4-day training where participants will learn more about the opportunities for positive social change in Long Beach and how to organize their community. All community members are encouraged to participate regardless of experience and background! 2017 training dates will be announced in Summer 2017. 

Applications for the 2017 program will be available in the Fall. For questions, contact Marlene Montañez at mmontanez@laane.org or (213) 479-8200.


Archive: People’s State of the City

Missed the previous People’s State of the City events? View our archives below: