Allison Mannos

Allison Mannos

Allison serves as a Communications Specialist in LAANE's Construction Careers and Good Grocery Stores projects. She is interested in finding multidisciplinary policy oriented solutions to alleviate urban poverty and environmental problems in communities of color. She previously worked for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition as their Urban Strategy Director on City of Los Angeles related campaigns, policy, and communications. In 2008, she co-founded and was the Program Manager for the award winning City of Lights Program, which advocated, organized, and educated Latina/o, low-income cyclists in Central, South, and East Los Angeles (now Multicultural Communities for Mobility). She also had interned for AFT1521 as a Student Organizer, focusing on community college/labor alliances. She graduated from UCLA in 2010 with a B.A. in Asian-American Studies and Urban Planning and also was a co-founding member of CicLAvia. An LA native, Allison has never owned a car, loves LA history, reading fiction, riding her bike and taking transit, and being a vegetarian foodie.

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California Love: Low-Wage Worker Activism

Under the dark cloud of government shutdowns and other conservative-created mayhem shines a silver lining -- the recent gains of California's low-wage workers. Governor Jerry Brown has signed one law ...

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Passing the Buck on Health Care

The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it’s referred to, is going to dramatically change the way we live our lives and balance our budgets. The largest group of beneficiaries ...

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Giving Small Businesses a Larger Voice

National Small Business Week is coming up in June, offering a good opportunity to contemplate what role small businesses play in both our cities and economy. While most small businesses ...

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Walmart’s Philanthropy Model: Charity and Poverty

Last year, Walmart gave $918,000 through its foundation to 33 California nonprofits. Amongst the types of organizations: job training, homeless shelters and health groups (see list below). I scratched my head ...

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