Los Angeles voters support funding homeless services, re-elect Mayor

Boyle Heights Beat reporter Kyle Garcia gives readers context for the results of the March election, which featured important local issues like homelessness and the re-election of Mayor Eric Garcetti to a second term. Garcia noted that fewer than 12 percent of registered voters cast ballots. “Los Angeles voters shot down Tuesday a controversial measure […]

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‘My Voice Matters’

Many Americans believe that people with criminal convictions can’t vote in elections. But that’s not necessarily true. The American Civil Liberties Union is fighting to overturn and prevent laws designed to prevent certain kinds of people from voting. “Our Democracy is healthier when more people participate.” Watch the video produced by San Diego’s Media Arts Center.

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Proud and frustrated: my first time as an election volunteer

Lola White volunteered as an election worker during the California primaries, and had to work through the chaos that was widely reported throughout Los Angeles polling places on that day. Now she has a few ideas for the state’s election agency to make things work better. “Trainers should give volunteers at least one extra training day where we get to play […]

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Bernie Sanders comes to Boyle Heights, talks immigration, education and jobs

Last Saturday, Bernie Sanders visited a Boyle Heights community center to speak to residents about his positions on the issues that matter to them. Those attending said the event, and the candidate’s statements, would help them to decide who to vote for in the following Tuesday’s primary. “I need to know who has better answers, especially about immigration and the […]

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Mi vida, mi vota

With more than a million Latinos in San Diego County — and more than half of eligible Latino voters still not registered — advocates are making a push to convince people that their votes could make a difference. “People think that politics don’t influence their lives, but politics influence all of us… I think it’s very important to elect people who represent our […]

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