Thanks for posting the farm on the MoveOn Forum, Ross
Here's a better link:
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Right now it's at number 281 so you have to scroll through a lot of garbage to get to it. But it only takes a few votes to move things up. You have to register and sign in to vote.
Right now the score is (9) 71% AGREE
Here's what Ross submitted:
281. Help save the South Central Farm in Los Angeles
For 13 years, impoverished people have been growing their own food on a large plot of land in South Central Los Angeles. It is believed that this oasis is the largest urban-community farm in the United States. The farm is in emminent danger of demolition vis-a-vis a developer, Ralph Horowitz, who was allowed to purchase the property from the city without public input.
Funds are desperately needed to buy the land back from Horowitz.
Horowitz wants to replace the farm with warehouses.
Several celebrities, including Tom Morello, Darryl Hannah, and Leonardo DiCaprio, have either spoken out in support of the farm and/or are there right now to resist bulldozers, which can arrive any time.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has spoken in support of the farm, but he has only made broken promises. It's up to we the people raise the funds. This seems like an ideal cause for MoveOn. We, apparently, cannot count on our elected "representatives."
For more information, please see: www.SouthCentralFarmers.com.