Welcome to the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local! As the largest local in the union, we represent members working in Southern California’s Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties as well as Northern Orange County. We pride ourselves on the resources and support we provide to members.
By now, you may have read an email from SAG-AFTRA stating that broad organizational policies and safety protocols are being employed due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 public health situation. To recap, effective immediately, SAG-AFTRA is canceling, postponing or reconfiguring certain national and local in-person meetings and events. This includes member education, L.A. Conservatory and Film Society events. As such, in concern for your health and well-being, I have decided, in consultation with L.A. Vice Presidents Frances Fisher and David Jolliffe as well as executive staff, to postpone the planned March 29 Los Angeles Local Membership Meeting.
This was not an easy decision. I was so looking forward to talking to you and hearing from you directly. It is our first and only opportunity since being elected as your L.A. leaders to do this, as we only have one membership meeting a year. Your elected L.A. Local leaders very much want the opportunity to hear directly from you, answer your unedited questions and listen to your concerns. Please know that we will reschedule the local membership meeting when there is more information on the virus’ impact and longevity to our community. Please watch for a new date, so you don’t miss this meeting.
We appreciate your understanding of this unique circumstance, hope you are well and taking note of the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention precautions. If you or a member of your household are unwell, we politely ask that you do not visit SAG-AFTRA Plaza. Staff and elected leaders are closely monitoring public health advisories and will continue to provide updates as conditions evolve. We remain grateful for you and your union membership. I’m looking forward to exchanging information and ideas in person as soon as possible. Stay healthy!
Keeping the membership first,
Pat Richardson, President