The United States federal government has failed catastrophically in its response to Covid-19. Here in Los Angeles, CA, we have become the Covid-19 epicenter of the world. To make matters worse, the Los Angeles City Council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are hopelessly corrupt. The Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department continue to terrorize poor communities, which tend to be Black and Brown citizens due to the long history of systemic oppression in the United States. We must turn to local community organizing, tenant defense, and mutual aid if this year is to be any better than 2020. Lives depend on it.