Jobs with Peace Organizers, 1986

The Los Angeles Jobs with Peace campaign ran two city ballot initiatives calling for a shift of federal budget priorities from military to social spending. L.A. voters passed Proposition X in 1984 mandating a study of the city’s financial connections with military contractors. Proposition V in 1986 would have created an advisory board to make recommendations to the city for the same purpose. Military contractors mounted a vigorous negative campaign leading to the defeat of Prop V. However, Jobs with Peace had a lasting effect on L.A. politics through the creation of a precinct network for progressive causes and candidates. Learn more