Mission Statement

In 1973 the United Construction Workers Association, the Alaska Cannery Workers Association, and the United Farmer Workers of Washington State established LELO as a racial and economic justice workers' rights 501c3 nonprofit organization. As an organization led by ordinary workers, we develop the leadership of those most marginalized in our society: people of color, working class women, recent immigrants and LGBTQ (lesbian/ gay/bisexual/ transgender/ queer) workers. Our social change strategy is local organizing, with emphasis on political education and solidarity networks with workers across all borders.


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Forty-three years later we remain committed to that statement. Our main resource is the support we get from the community and their solidarity with our mission.
We are extremely proud that people like you continue to show your solidarity with us with concrete action when called for and a passion for change. These are not things you can buy and this is why we so appreciate the value you place on our existence.

LELO Relicensing Program

LELO experience with re-licensing goes deep as it started 14 years ago as a community outrage to the increased arrests in low-income communities because of unpaid traffic infractions.

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