CULVER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon Studios is teaming up with Homeboy Industries — a Los Angeles-based nonprofit devoted to gang rehabilitation and re-entry of previously incarcerated people — to assist Los Angeles ballot staff. On Election Day, Amazon Studios and Homeboy Industries will present breakfast and lunch for ballot staff in choose voting facilities situated in primarily below resourced (structurally marginalized) areas, together with East LA, Palmdale, Compton and San Fernando, with the aim of serving roughly 800 ballot staff at 55 voting facilities throughout Los Angeles County. The meals shall be produced and delivered by Feed HOPE, Homeboy Industries’ newly launched initiative which has delivered greater than 150,000 meals to meals insecure Angelinos in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In mild of the present pandemic, this 12 months’s Presidential Election shall be one of the crucial tough election processes in latest historical past. With the intention to efficiently handle Election Day in Los Angeles County, the county authorities has enlisted 1000’s of ballot staff to assist over 700 voting facilities on Election Day throughout the county, together with at mega places comparable to Dodger Stadium, SoFi Stadium and the Hollywood Bowl. Ballot staff are largely liable for their very own meals and refreshments whereas engaged on Election Day. Amazon Studios and Homeboy Industries are proud to assist native communities and ballot staff for his or her dedication and laborious work on this pivotal day.
“Amazon Studios is honored to be working with Homeboy Industries, who’ve made such unimaginable strides in serving to people redirect their lives and develop into contributing members of our neighborhood,” stated Head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke. “On this essential election 12 months, we wish to assist and be there in significant and impactful methods for our native communities, who’ve at all times supported Amazon Studios and our enterprise. We perceive Election Day shall be tough this 12 months because of the pandemic, so with the assistance of Homeboy, we’re glad to offer meals and a few reduction for the ballot staff. It’s vital for us to all come collectively as a neighborhood and assist one another this Election Day.”
”Throughout this unprecedented time, the superb women and men working within the Homegirl Café launched Feed HOPE in a time of want, and we’re honored to associate with Amazon Studios to provide Election Day volunteers wholesome and scrumptious meals as they permit democracy in essentially the most deserving communities in Los Angeles,” stated Arlin Crane, Vice President of Social Enterprises at Homeboy Industries.
“Elections are the cornerstone of our democracy, and we’ve to do all the pieces in our energy to protect, promote, and defend the sacred proper of all voters to solid a poll and have a voice in shaping our authorities and our future,” stated Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “By offering meals and assist to native ballot staff, Amazon and Homeboy are tapping into the very best of the Angeleno spirit: coming collectively to strengthen the method by which we select our leaders, dictate a extra simply and equitable society, and decide the sort of metropolis and nation we might be.”
“Now greater than ever, we see the true worth of partnerships in service to our native communities,” stated Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. “I’m grateful for the collaboration and assist from Amazon Studios and Homeboy Industries to offer meals to our important election staff in underserved areas of the County.”
“These meals, supplied via a public-private partnership involving the County, Amazon Studios, and Homeboy Industries, shall be a welcome present to Angelenos who’re volunteering their time to function frontline staff on the County’s vote facilities. I’m particularly happy to know that Homeboy Industries, which employs previously incarcerated individuals, shall be making ready and offering the meals,” stated Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. “Analysis has proven that rising civic empowerment amongst justice-involved populations reduces recidivism. Maybe we’ll see a few of the identical people who’re delivering the meals at our vote facilities this 12 months, casting their ballots, working the polls, and even operating for workplace in the course of the subsequent election cycle.”
As the biggest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program on the planet, Homeboy Industries is a beacon of hope in Los Angeles offering jobs and wraparound providers to previously gang-involved and beforehand incarcerated males, girls and youth, permitting them to redirect their lives and develop into contributing members of the neighborhood. Every year, over 10,000 former gang members come via Homeboy Industries’ doorways in an effort to rework their lives. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, Homeboy Industries launched Feed HOPE, a social enterprise which has served greater than 150,000 meals to meals insecure Angelinos. Led by Homeboy Catering and the Homegirl Cafe, Feed HOPE is serving our communities whereas additionally offering lots of of jobs to ladies and men working to vary the arc of their lives.
Along with feeding ballot staff, Amazon Studios and Homeboy Industries will proceed to collaborate in furthering the important and vital work the non-profit gives to African-American and Latinx communities.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
About Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios is the house for expertise, creating and producing unique movies and tv collection for a world viewers. Authentic collection all premiere completely on Amazon Prime Video, which is obtainable in over 200 international locations and territories. Latest hit Amazon Authentic collection embody the Emmy Award-winning comedies Fleabag, created by and starring Emmy Award-winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel from Emmy Award-winners Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, in addition to the motion thriller drama Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski, the irreverent superhero collection The Boys, and fantasy drama Carnival Row starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne; Amazon Originals additionally embody culturally related and buzzed about content material comparable to Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty music and vogue occasion, Donald Glover’s Guava Island and Chasing Happiness, a documentary about pop superstars the Jonas Brothers.
In movie, Amazon Studios produces and acquires unique films for theatrical launch and completely for Amazon Prime Video. In 2017, Amazon Studios grew to become the primary streaming service to win Oscars for Manchester by the Sea and The Salesman. Latest Amazon unique films embody the subversive comedy Borat Subsequent Moviefilm with Sacha Baron Cohen, Troop Zero starring Viola Davis and Allison Janney, Tom Harper’s The Aeronauts starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne, Scott Z. Burns’ The Report, Alma Har’el’s Honey Boy and the Academy Award nominated Les Misérables directed by Ladj Ly. The 2020 slate embody the household comedy My Spy starring Dave Bautista and Chloe Coleman, Chemical Hearts starring Lili Reinhart, Sound of Metallic starring Riz Ahmed, Sylvie’s Love with Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha, Alan Ball’s Uncle Frank with Paul Bettany and Sophia Lillis, I’m Your Lady starring and produced by Rachel Brosnahan and extra. As well as, the originals movie slate consists of quite a lot of numerous first-time function filmmakers – Blow the Man Down directed by Danielle Krudy and Bridget Savage Cole, Selah and The Spades from director Tayarisha Poe, The Huge of Night time directed by Andrew Patterson and 7500 directed by Patrick Vollrath.
About Homeboy Industries
Based in 1988 by Father Greg Boyle, Homeboy Industries gives hope, coaching, and assist to previously gang-involved and beforehand incarcerated women and men permitting them to redirect their lives and develop into contributing members of our neighborhood. Every year over 10,000 former gang members from throughout Los Angeles come via Homeboy Industries’ doorways in an effort to make a constructive change. They’re welcomed right into a neighborhood of mutual kinship, love, and all kinds of providers starting from tattoo elimination to anger administration and parenting courses.
Whether or not it’s via their 18-month employment and re-entry program, or searching for discrete providers comparable to tattoo elimination or substance abuse sources, Homeboy Industries provide their shoppers a wide range of free wraparound providers to facilitate therapeutic and development. Along with serving nearly 7,000 members of the speedy Los Angeles neighborhood in 2018, their flagship 18-month employment and re-entry program was supplied to over 400 women and men.