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April 17, 2018

LOS ALAMITOS — On behalf of Los Alamitos residents, workers, and a community organization, a lawsuit will be filed in Orange County Superior Court Wednesday (Apr. 18) against the city’s adoption of an ordinance "exempting" itself from the California Values Act. Plaintiffs are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU Foundation of Southern California, National Day Laborer Organizing Network, and the law firm of Latham & Watkins. After the press conference, plaintiffs will deliver a copy of the complaint to the Los Alamitos city clerk.

WHAT: Press Conference

WHO: Speakers will include:
Rev. Samuel Pullen of the Community Congregational United Church of Christ of Los Alamitos
Members of Los Alamitos Community United
Sameer Ahmed, Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Southern California
Salvador Sarmiento, Organizer at the National Day Laborer Organizing Network

WHERE: Los Alamitos City Hall, 3191 Katella Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, at 11 a.m.

(The lawsuit will technically be filed, electronically, Wednesday morning at a time not yet determined, but it will likely be before the press conference. As soon as it’s filed, copies of the lawsuit as well as a press release will be available for news outlets.)