Dear LAUSD Board President Zimmer and Superintendent King:
The Alliance for Educational Jsutice is a national network of 29 youth and intergenerational groups working to
dismantle the school to prison pipeline and end the mass incarceration of Black and Latino students and
communities in 21 U.S. cities. Many of these cities’ school police departments have also received weapons
from the Federal 1033 program. As allies of the Labor/Community Strategy Center and it’s Fight for the Soul of
the Cities, we too are calling for President Obama to end the Department of Defense 1033 Program and other
programs militarizing our schools and communities.