TAKE ACTION with SOS Network!


Save Our Seniors Network (SOSN) is an all-volunteer network of individuals and organizations working to secure the continuation of bilingual and bi-cultural care services for seniors residing at the facilities formerly known as Keiro Nursing and Retirement Homes, a Japanese American institution for nearly 50 years.

No other facilities exist that provide the same level of care as these facilities and healthcare inequality persists. The profit objectives of the international corporate developer owners, Pacifica Companies, causes them to seek to degrade and eliminate the services our seniors need. As a community, we must stand together to support our seniors.

Please join us in this grassroots effort to win equality in public health: Sign up HERE!

Read more about us HERE.

Read this Rafu Shimpo article: https://bit.ly/KALA-COVID-Deaths

Every four years, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) updates its visionary plan for the future of the region, Connect SoCal. Connect SoCal outlines strategies to help our communities thrive when it comes to mobility, housing, economy and the environment. This 2024 update of the plan will carefully consider the needs of our diverse population and expected challenges due to climate change. You can learn more about the plan, submit questions and provide your input at https://connectsocal.org/.
SCAG SOSN Workshop 230525
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Next SOS Network General Meeting:

Thursday, June 1, 7PM
(General meetings are now once/month on the 1st THURSDAY of each month at 7PM. Extra meetings will be announced on an as-needed basis.)

Congressional Representative Ted Lieu

Ted Lieu Joins SoCal Congressmembers to Demand Investigation of Kei-Ai L.A. COVID-19 Deaths

SOSN hosts successful community Town Hall in West Los Angeles. READ HERE.

Congresswoman Chu Calls for Probe into
Kei-Ai COVID-19 Deaths:

Read more HERE: https://saveourseniors.network/chu-calls-for-probe-into-kei-ai-la/

COVID-19 On the Rise Again at Senior Facilities


1. Leave the “REPORTING STATUS” set to “All”.
2. In the “FACILITY NAME + ID” pull-down menu, deselect “(All)” then, select “Kei-Ai LOS ANGELES” and “Kei-Ai SOUTHBAY” and “ATHERTON BAPTIST HOME SAM B. West“:

Scroll down the CA Department of Public Health page linked below to see the latest data on the CA SNF COVID-19 Dashboard.

Support the Roque Family in Their Fight for Justice on Behalf of all Asian Americans

Save Our Seniors Network encourages all to support the Roque family, victims of white supremacist violence in May 2022. This is the most significant court case since the recent upsurge in anti-Asian violence which has continued ever since Donald Trump began scapegoating Chinese for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit https://safetywalks.org/support-the-roques for more information about how you can support this campaign!


Mary Urashima, Rest in Peace

SOSN, in gratitude: https://saveourseniors.network/mary-urashima-ally-to-japanese-americans-rest-in-peace/

Save Our Seniors Network calls for the resignations of LA City Councilmembers de León and Cedillo

Read the statement here: https://saveourseniors.network/kdl-and-cedillo-must-resign/

Save Our Seniors Network hosts Successful “Kansha Obon 3”

Congresswoman Judy Chu, who represents the 27th Congressional District, “serves on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over legislation pertaining to taxes, revenues, Social Security, and Medicare.” She is also the elected Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. She has stood with the Japanese American community against the privatization of the former Keiro Nursing and Retirement Homes from the very beginning of this fight.

At the Kansha Obon event, Rep. Chu called for a multi-level investigation into the COVID-19 deaths at Kei-Ai Los Angeles, owned by Pacifica Companies.

Read more and see some photos HERE.
Video REPLAY: https://youtu.be/0OFGhDk8f_Q

“Voices of Our Seniors” Town Hall

What has happened since Pacifica Companies’ closure of the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility?

September 18, 2022: SOSN Town Hall at Rissho Kosei-Kai Buddhist church in Boyle Heights included testimonies from families of seniors formerly living at Kei-Ai Los Angeles and the now-closed Sakura Intermediate Care Facility as well as reports from meetings between SOSN and the CA Attorney General’s office to address violations of the original conditions of sale by Pacifica Companies by Keiro non-profit from 2016.

SOSN Calls for Restoration of the Legacy of the Original Keiro Nursing Homes for Japanese!

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12 thoughts on “TAKE ACTION with SOS Network!”

  1. May 5, 2021

    Re: Forthcoming Assembly Vote on AB 279, on May 6, 2021

    FYI, I contacted the following Assemblymembers’ Sacramento offices today, urging them vote Aye on AB 279.

    Total of 12 members’s offices contacted. 11 Democrat; 1 Republican.

    In the emails, I included the link to S.O.S. Network’s Facts Sheet, and the link to the full text of AB 279.

    Arambula, Joaquin – via email letter to Karen Jones.

    Daly, Tom – via live-person phone call with staffer.

    Cooper, Jim – via email letter to staffer Daniel Washington.

    Frazier, Jim – no message because voicemail box was full; and email address on his website is only for his district’s constituents.

    Gray, Adam – via live-person phone call with staffer Angie (she said she’d received 10 other calls on AB 279 earlier today).

    Medina, Jose – via email letter to staffer Omar Hashemyan.

    Petrie-Norris, Cottie – via live-person phone call with staffer.

    Ramos, James C. – via email letter to staffer Gavin White.

    Rendon, Anthony – via live-person phone call with staffer.

    Rubio, Blanca E. – via live-person phone call with staffer.

    Salas, Jr., Rudy – via live-person phone call with staffer.

    Voepel, Randy (Republican) – via email letter to staffer Lily Movsisyan.

    Weber, Akila – via live-person phone call with staffer.

  2. Thank you so very much for all your efforts on this pressing matter. For our elders and their loves ones at Sakura ICF and SNF — indeed for all elders at ICF’s and SNF’s throughout California — here’s to victory! [May 5, 2021]

  3. Congratulations on AB 279’s passage to the state Senate! To all at SOS Network who’ve worked so very hard on this for many months, KUDOS!! 5/13/21, 1:30 p.m.

  4. Will there be sample letters which we may use to send to our CA state senators? We are recruiting relatives and friends throughout California to write letters, so some sample letters would be very helpful.

    • We will be posting a sample letter soon. Excellent that you are getting relatives and friends on standby alert mode! Our first task will be to win the support of the CA Senate Committe on Health.

  5. Kudos for all your voluntarism for a good cause. I’m researching senior advocacy. I was able to locate video segments of your past protests, but would appreciate a easier way to see them and gain access. It is a very interesting and difficult endeavor.

  6. Congratulations, SOS Leadership, for the overwhelming victory in the Senate Health Committee today. May the remaining Living Treasures at Sakura ICF benefit from this victory. It is a fight against time.

  7. Thank you for letting me know what exactly going on about seniosr society in this town. Just think without them that we are not this stage. Though I am cheers and respect your movement.


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