Statement by Los Angeles Labor Leader Rusty Hicks on No on Measure S Victory  


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 213-446-8801,

Los Angeles, CA – The following statement was issued by Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and convener of the Build Better LA Coalition, regarding tonight’s No on Measure S victory:

“Today’s defeat of Measure S confirms that Angelenos want the affordable housing they voted for in November.

“While we still have a lot of work to do to ensure LA continues to be an inclusive place, defeating Measure S has spared our City from a future that would’ve meant fewer jobs, fewer funds for critical public services, fewer new homes for those who desperately need them, and even less affordable rents.”


Paid for by No on S – Build Better L.A. Sponsored by Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, Coalition of Organizations Representing Working Men and Women, and Businesses. No on S – Build Better LA is campaigning for progressive change in LA. Right now, we’re fighting to protect the jobs & affordable housing we won in November. Vote No on Measure S on March 7.