Who We Are

The Senior Mob Squad is a community of volunteer older adult advocates living in Los Angeles County, who are dedicated to protecting and expanding the rights of the LGBTQ community.  The group is housed under the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Senior Services Department.

Through education, actions, and leadership development, the Mob Squad mobilizes volunteers to engage in meaningful and experienced-based actions that impact policy decisions on the local, state, and federal level to help protect the rights of LGBTQ community.  Our priority policy campaigns include:

  • Healthcare 
  • Immigration 
  • Education 
  • Housing and Homelessness 
  • Equality and Discrimination 
  • Anti-Violence 
  • Transgender Issues 

Previous actions have included letter-writing to expand the rights of LGBTQ immigrants in California, sharing stories to advocate for services and programs for LGBTQ older adults, composing postcards and letters to send to elected officials, lobby visits, and and joining marches and rallies to show our support for the LGBTQ community.

 

Want to start a Senior Mobilization Squad within your organization?  Contact Tanya for information: tanya@lalgbtcenter.org

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Senior Mob Squad News

#StandWithSeniors 

California seniors face high rates of poverty and lack adequate healthcare, as well as other accommodations necessary for aging safely and independently. If California’s lawmakers and the next governor do not act now, the crisis will only get worse, especially when considering our senior population will nearly double in the next 12 years.  Storytelling has the power to spark emotion and relate a firsthand experience to a larger issue. By sharing why we #StandWithSeniors, policymakers and California’s next…

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AB-2719 Passes 

LGBTQ seniors in California will be among the first eligible for critical services as they age, after the state passed a law that categorizes them as those with the “greatest need.”   On Friday August 24th 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2719, which adds sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to the California Department of Aging’s list of prioritized communities for programs and services.  The department administers health programs, legal assistance, employment services and…

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Housing and Urban Development Special Delivery 

Last week, The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Director of Government Relations Aaron Fox delivered over 100 postcards to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C. Written by Senior Mob Squad members, the postcards explained why Ben Carson's "Making Affordable Housing Work Act" will NOT work for low income older adults. Our next meeting is July 11th at 5:30PM at Triangle Square, located at 1602 Ivar Avenue in Los Angeles. Join us for dinner and an action. 

Mob Squad On KPFK Radio 

On May Ed and Lee from the Senior Mob Squad talked to KPFK Radio's OUTAgenda about activism as an older adult.  Their interviews aired on Monday, June 14th, the start of Honor Our LGBTQ Elders week.