Community Outreach: A Petition to Save the Figueroa-Riverside Bridge

The Community Planners used Twitter and other social media outlets to spread the word about their cause.

Youth Voices is working with students from the Los Angeles River School to re-imagine the L.A. River and the surrounding communities as part of the Northeast Los Angeles Riverfront Collaborative. The student teams are exploring and investigating their communities by mapping assets, conducting outreach, and collecting stories through interviews with local residents and experts. Follow their work here and on Twitter and Instagram at #kcetyv.


The objective behind these petitions is to show that we have community members who want to have a say in what they think should happen to the future of the Land Bridge. During our outreach efforts/ we set out with computers and asked people for a quick moment to fill out the petition and they filled out everything.

Little by little and day by day the signatures kept coming in. This gave us a positive feedback. We collected 100+ signatures in the petitions we set out for everyone to view, and got very helpful feedback from everyone who gave us input in the petition. There were a few people who were actually interested in learning more about what we we doing. They asked for more information on what is happening, or our progress on moving forward to saving the Land Bridge. Overall this helped us get what we needed. The signatures got us to show that there are people who care in the cause we are trying to make.

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