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    Chinatown small business owner opposes Wal-Mart. It’s not easy for 

    Chinatown small business owner opposes Wal-Mart. It’s not easy for 

     
  2. CCED Meeting

    Hello! There is a CCED meeting this Monday evening 7/9, 6:30-8:00pm. For more details, email ccedchinatown@gmail.com. We’ll love for you to join us.

     
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See you there

    vart:

    See you there

     
  4. 23:58 1st Jul 2012

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    Links from Yesterday’s March

     
  5. 20:40 29th Jun 2012

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    Chinatown Residents and Supporters Organize Contingent for June 30th March and Rally Against Wal-Mart

    Who: Chinatown Community For Equitable Development

    What: CCEDCommunity Contingent at June 30th Rally Against Wal-Mart

    When: Saturday, June 30th, 2012, 9:30am

    Where: Chinatown Metro Station,

    Visuals: Lion Kung Fu & Lion Dance Troupe, Korean Drummers, Signs, 10-Foot Banner


    Los Angeles, CA - Chinatown Community for Equitable Development (CCED), a community group seeking to revitalize Chinatown’s neighborhood, is organizing a Chinatown contingent for the Saturday, June 30th march and rally against Wal-Mart. Thousands are expected to attend Saturday’s rally.

     

    Since hearing about Wal-Mart’s plans to open up a store in Chinatown, CCED organizers have gone door-to-door in the residential and commercial sections of Chinatown to speak with residents and merchants, who overwhelmingly responded that Wal-Mart will do more harm than good. Many long-time residents feel that Wal-Mart is an affront to the neighborhood’s vibrant, multi-ethnic immigrant culture.

    CCED spokesperson King Cheung stated: “Often, when Wal-Mart comes in, small businesses are driven out.  We don’t need the pollution and we don’t need the traffic.  We really need to attract businesses that provide a living wage and decent health benefit.  We don’t see Wal-Mart providing these.”


    Within a matter of weeks, over a thousand supporters, residents, store owners, and workers signed the petition opposing Wal-Mart’s efforts to move into Chinatown and in support of CCED’s efforts.  Youth organized a meeting while business owners have met several times as well to talk about Chinatown’s needs for good jobs, good environment, affordable housing, and good education, none of which include Wal-Mart’s poor labor practices.


    Many in the community want to maintain the traditions and cultures of the Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian and other immigrant sectors of historic Chinatown and to build a community that better serves both residents and local merchants.


    CCED is asking for Chinatown residents, merchants and supporters to meet below the Metro Gold Line Station in Chinatown (corner of College and Spring Streets) at 9:30 am on June 30th to join labor and other civic organizations to say “No Wal-Mart in Chinatown.”  The Chinatown contingent will be led by the Chinatown Kung Fu and Lion Dance Troupe.


    Chinatown Community for Equitable Development, founded in March 2012, is an organization of community activists, residents, business owners, workers, and youth united for a better Chinatown.  CCED is working towards good jobs, clean environment, recreational spaces, affordable housing, and good education.


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    Reblogged from tintincharms

    Just wanted to share a blog entry we just read.

    tintincharms:

    It’s going to be a grocery/bakery store + pharmacy. It’s not going to have electronics or clothes or whatever it is you guys want. I’m not saying this to start a whole debate on whether it will be good or bad for Chinatown etcetc. I just want to put that out there because it appears to me that no…