2020 Women for a New Los Angeles Luncheon Canceled

Thank you to our LAANE and Women for a New Los Angeles families for your continued support. Because of COVID-19 precautions and out of respect for our community’s health, the 2020 Women for a New Los Angeles Luncheon has been canceled.

However, LAANE is proactively working with community and labor allies, under the leadership of the LA County Federation of Labor, to protect Angelenos during this time of great economic uncertainty. To learn more, please visit

We appreciate your support, as an ally and a donor, which allows us to continue this work. And please save the date:

City of Justice Awards Dinner:
Thursday, December 3, 2020

2021 Women for a New Los Angeles Luncheon:
Friday, April 30, 2021


From the beginning, LAANE has seen its role as not only running successful campaigns to raise standards for low-wage workers and low-income communities, but also training the next generation of activists.

LAANE has offered internships as part of college study or as summer placements. Both undergraduate and graduate students have benefited from their time with LAANE, and many have gone on to permanent jobs with LAANE or similar activist organizations. LAANE offers training in community organizing, research and communications.

In 2012, LAANE established the Beth and Julia Meltzer Internship Program. With the annual support of private donors, LAANE now works to offer expanded internship training opportunities to young people to help jump-start their careers as social justice advocates. LAANE’s internship program has now become a centerpiece of the Women for a New Los Angeles Luncheon.