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Bryant Odega is running for Los Angeles City Council District 15 to build people power in Watts, Harbor Gateway, Harbor City, Wilmington, and San Pedro. Every Angeleno deserves to live in dignity regardless of their zipcode.
We cannot afford to wait for change. We need to make it ourselves.
Bryant is an Environmental Justice Activist, Community Organizer, and Working-Class Angeleno.
He has lived in this district his whole life, and knows what it feels like to struggle in a system that works for the powerful and privileged few, but leaves the rest of us behind.
When Bryant was seven, his father was detained by ICE and returned to Nigeria. Bryant grew up in a single-parent household led by his mother, a nurse. They lived in rent-controlled housing and relied on public assistance to survive. To make ends meet, he worked part-time jobs throughout high school and college.
Bryant was the first member of his family to graduate from college. At UCLA he studied Political Science & Labor and Workplace Studies. The past couple years Bryant has fought for environmental justice as a member of the Harbor Gateway South Neighborhood Council and as a community organizer in the Sunrise Movement.
The current representative, Joe Buscaino, has been on City Council for a decade.
During this time, he was one of two Council Members to vote against reducing police funding & investing in our community, he supported neighborhood oil drilling & luxury real estate developments at a time when our constituents don’t have access to affordable housing.
Over the past ten years, we have seen the pollution in our district get worse, police violence increase, rents skyrocket, and economic opportunities decrease. It’s time we have a leader who fights for renter’s rights, environmental justice, and community investment.
For nearly a hundred years, we’ve never had someone who looked like us, lived like us, representing us. Bryant would be the first person of color to ever represent CD15. He will fight for all of us—not the powerful few. Bryant is the only candidate who has publicly committed to not accept corporate, fossil fuel, real estate, or police association money. Our campaign is 100% people-funded, 100% people-powered.