Many policy issues transcend race, class and geography. Advocacy in Los Angeles can be difficult because of vast distances between and even within communities, political, physical and cultural. But there are also great opportunities created by the vitality and scale of our communities, and the strong civic infrastructure that can be tapped if organizers think and act creatively. The recent campaigns for a Leimert Park light rail station at Vernon and against Measure J, the transit sales tax extension, are examples of seemingly disparate interests uniting. This panel will explore recent cases and look for future opportunities to create broad, durable, working coalitions.