GJLA stand against LA Daytime Curfew ordinance
Gender Justice LA (GJLA) stands in solidarity with the communities of low-income, lgb”T” and youth of color who are affected by the “Daytime Curfew” ordinance (Los Angeles Municipal Code 45.05). The law makes it unlawful for youth under the age of 18 to be in a public place during the hours of the day when school is in session. If a youth is found in public spaces between the hours of 8:30am and 1:30pm, with a few exceptions, they can be ticketed up to $250 in fines and required to miss more school time to attend court hearings
This population already faces severe harrassment at school & at home and are most effected by this curfew law. Being alienated from the school system, low-income trans and gender non-conforming youth are more prone to dropping out of school and facing unemployment due to discrimination. The increased rates of homelessness and unemployment among trans & gender non-conforming people only make them a further target of police harassment, violence and incarceration.
Gender Justice LA is opposing this curfew ordinance and all fines. Please join GJLA, the Community Rights Campaign and other community orgs and members this Wed., Feb. 22nd, at 10:00am in front of City Hall.