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 Photo: Lisa Whiteman

Photo: Lisa Whiteman

 Photo: Lisa Whiteman

Photo: Lisa Whiteman

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Based in Los Angeles, Feminists in Action (FIA-LA) is a network who galvanizes action and results. Here is some of what we've accomplished since November 2016:

  • Our off-shoot, Drain the NRA, were the mobilizing organization behind the People’s Action Against Gun Violence march in Los Angeles, attracting over 1,000 protesters and national media coverage.
  • Partnered with Bake America Great to raise over $65,000 for Planned ParenthoodBlack Lives Matter LA, Black Student Alliance at University of Virginia, Miry's List and the International Rescue Committee.
  • Traveled to California's 49th District (San Diego County) to canvass in support for flipping the district.
  • Raised over $7,500 for the Bresee Foundation after-school programs and family services through our first Resist-Dance Party.
  • Hosted several potluck benefits which raised thousands of dollars for Miry’s List, a nonprofit organization that assists refugee families resettling in the U.S.
  • Worked with The Big Hundred to invite America to take 100 Actions during the first 100 days of the Trump administration.
  • Organized a Drain the NRA protest at the LA TrueCar offices in response to the money the company puts into advertising within NRA paraphernalia.
  • Hosted frequent postcarding sessions for various progressive issues, including flipping CA's 25th district and supporting Alabama's Doug Jones' successful run against Roy Moore.
  • Arranged furniture/clothing/diaper drives for organizations in need, such as The Downtown Women's Center, Big Sunday, and Miry's List.
  • Set up family-run lemonade stands raising $900 for the Houston Food Bank after Hurricane Harvey.
  •  Started several monthly book clubs around LA to tackle the topic of white privilege.