Save Chinatown in Los Angeles: Stop Walmart from Moving In

Target: Los Angeles City Councilmen

Goal: Save small businesses and keep Walmart out of Los Angeles Chinatown

The huge corporation Walmart wants to open one of its supermarkets in the heart of Chinatown in Los Angeles, California. Chinatown flourishes on its small businesses, which mainly include produce and meat markets that sell products at a good, competitive price. By having a Walmart nearby, the small businesses and shops may go bankrupt since Walmart’s prices may be cheaper due to the sheer size of the business. If Walmart steals local customers from Chinatown, this community in Los Angeles will severely be hurt, and the damage may be irreversible. Walmart must not be able to build a supermarket and steal all of the profits from small, local businesses and shops.

Chinatown has been a part of Los Angeles for decades. The area is full of culture and tradition, both of which will be jeopardized if Walmart is given permission to build a new location. This particular Walmart will be less of a superstore and more of a grocery market, which will definitely harm the stores and shops in Chinatown. Walmart is refusing to listen to the complaints and protests from these local businesses, so now the city of Los Angeles must find a way to stop the big corporation. Los Angeles Councilman Ed Reyes has attempted to get the support of his fellow councilmen to help stop Walmart. Councilman Reyes needed to get at least 12 of the 15 councilmen signatures for his proposal, but fell just two signatures short.

The council may reconvene soon, and it is vital that they all know the consequences of having a Walmart in Chinatown. Although this proposal may not completely stop Walmart, it will definitely slow down the construction period so that the city can have more time to save Chinatown. Walmart has already gotten building permits and has started on reconstructing an old storefront, but that is all it should be able to do. Walmart must be stop from driving out small businesses. Large corporations have never been beneficial for other businesses and it is time for the small businesses to be given that chance to continue to flourish.

Sign this petition to help slow down Walmart’s attempt to build its supermarket.

Dear Councilmen of Los Angeles,

Fellow councilman Ed Reyes tried to help save the Chinatown community with his proposal to block Walmart from constructing a grocery store in that neighborhood. Councilman Reyes needed 12 signatures out of 15 and only got ten. It is vital that you help support this proposal because Walmart can and will severely jeopardize Chinatown.

Chinatown exists because of its small businesses, which are mostly meat and produce stores. If Walmart builds a supermarket, it will drive the customers away from these small businesses, which may bankrupt them. Chinatown will then lose its charm and culture, and before we know it, there will no longer be a Chinatown.

Please sign the proposal and help save the Chinatown community.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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  1. Walmart does not belong in this beautiful and historical part of our country.

  2. maybe they will emerge it and make it a wall-mart :P

  3. evelyn rees says:

    Why save Chinatown and why complaining about Walmart moving in?
    Do the Chinese care about Tibet and do they stop building terrible ugly hotels and hyper-commercial shopping centers in the holy wonderful city of Lhasa??????? No, they don´t they are ruining and killing one of the oldest and most beautiful culture of the planet.
    And did the petitioner complain about China building the super high-speed train connection from Peking to Lhasa, which brings everday thousands of non-respectful Chinese tourists to Tibet that destroy the Tibetan culture? What is Chinatown in Los Angeles compared to the peaceful millennium old culture of Tibet? I can´t stand hypocrisy.
    (Sorry for my poor English, I tried my best.)

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