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A Letter to L.A. Taco’s Loyal Readers: It’s Getting Real and We Need Your Help to Keep Going

1:10 PM PDT on March 27, 2020

TACO is a movement. It is your voices. It is your stories. It is your neighborhoods. It is your taquerias. It is your staunch Angeleno pride. It is your resource. 

In just these last two weeks, our scrappy team has been working day and night to bring Angelenos the latest as we entered the age of coronavirus. We were the first in the city to bring you a map of schools in L.A. Unified providing free meals for students as they shut down. We were the first in the city to publish a firsthand account of what it is like to try to get tested for COVID-19 in L.A. We were the first English-language publication in the U.S. to bring you the news of Mexicali winning their boycott against a brewery corporation in their fight for water. We were the first to compile a list of resources for undocumented workers and freelancers and everyone in between, and we were the first to uncover the startling fact that more than half of our city council is made up of landlords as they decide the future of Angeleno tenants. 

All of these groundbreaking stories would not have been possible without the financial support of our members and readers like you. Now we need you more than ever to keep these stories coming. You have been there for us in the past and if you are anywhere within the position of supporting us, we are humbly asking again for your support. 

In these unprecedented times, we are introducing a new $5 a month membership that will be available ASAP. 

Thanks to you, in a time when local journalism continues to falter, L.A. Taco has grown to new levels. We have brought our loyal readers and supporters investigative news features and thought-provoking opinions focused on crucial issues that affect our city like housing, gentrification, homelessness, the Dodgers, Kobe, and of course, keeping you up to date with the latest and greatest from L.A.’s Taco Life.  

We know that things are tough for just about everyone and everything right now, but as we also know that you have backed us up in the past. In the words of Don Fernando Lopez: “Guerra que no mata, fortalece.”   

Our new $5 a month membership package will go a long way right now and every penny goes towards continuing you to bring you stories to keep you informed.

Our shared vision of a city is that it is open to all, accessible to all, and where all of us are accountable to the truth is one we are glad you share with us.

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