People’s State of the City 2015

People's State of the City

On behalf of Long Beach Rising!, thank you to the 450 community residents who joined us on May 27 at the People’s State of the City 2015! We have come a long way over the past four years and this year’s annual event represented the largest and most diverse event we’ve ever organized. Thank you for taking the time to reflect the realities of Long Beach residents and join our movement for equity in jobs, housing, education, public safety, environmental justice, and immigrant rights. We’re halfway home, but we have a long way to go!

Join the movement and take action:

The People’s State of the City is a call to action for all Long Beach residents to get involved in their community and help build a more equitable Long Beach for all. Join our movement by getting involved in one or more ways below: 

// Join a campaign or organization: Residents are encouraged to join one of the many local campaigns working to improve equity in Long Beach For more information on the organizations that were represented at the People’s State of the City 2015, view the list below:

Anakbayan Long Beach

Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach

Cambodian Advocacy Coalition

Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

EndOil, Filipino Migrant Center

Housing Long Beach

Khmer Girls in Action

Long Beach Area Peace Network

Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community

Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition

Long Beach Latinos in Action

Long Beach Time Exchange

Semillas de Esperanza

Stop Fracking Long Beach

The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach

PSOTC Final MemeInteract with People’s State of the City:

// Watch the Video: “Halfway Home But a Long Way to Go” by Eric Tandoc

// Download the presentation from this year’s event (PDF)

// View our interactive Storify article from audience members using the hashtag #PSOTC2015

Media coverage of People’s State of the City 2015:

// Long Beach Post: Fourth Annual People’s State of the City Targets Solutions Through Dialogue

// Long Beach Post: Equity, Equality and Engagement Focus of 2015 Long Beach People’s State of the City

// Press-Telegram: ‘People’s State of the City’ to tackle issues facing Long Beach’s underrepresented

// Press-Telegram: Live from the People’s State of the City 2015 in West Long Beach

// Random Lengths News: Community Groups Host People’s State Of The City

// VoiceWaves Youth Media: People’s State of the City brings top issues to light

// ABS-CBN: Pinoys in Long Beach strive for positive change

// Photos by Long Beach Rising!

// Video by Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy


Long Beach Rising! is a a comprehensive 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. For more information, visit

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