If you don’t like candidates from either party then it’s important that we put forth and support candidates who actually have values that include support for human rights, immigrant rights, workers rights, women’s rights and more.
CALÓ NEWS is pleased to publish this voting guide made by LAist for the upcoming elections. See below for information on voting, voting guides, useful Q&As, and an opportunity to ask timely questions. Also check out the interview with Sheriff Alex Villanueva and challenger Robert Luna, a retired police chief from Long Beach.
If there is a lesson to be learned from the recent racist controversy that has rocked Los Angeles, it is that we need new Latino leadership on the City Council. Nury Martinez has resigned. Ron Herrera, the leader of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, who also was part of the racist conversation, resigned. City Council Members Gil Cedillo and Kevin de Leon, who were part of the racist dialogue, have refused to resign. We need Latino leaders who want to build up our community and also support the diverse and working people of Los Angeles. We need leaders who won’t condone or stay silent when bigoted and racist comments are made.
Two prominent leaders are in the running to represent Long Beach, Downey and Southeast Los Angeles in Congress. Meet Robert Garcia, Long Beach’s first Latino and openly gay mayor, and Cristina Garcia, an assemblywoman who came up as a fiery activist in Southeast Los Angeles’ (SELA) barrios.
Christain Green is a sociology professor at Antelope Valley College in Los Angeles County. His path to that post has been long, with him starting off as a child in the county foster care system and later living on the streets of Southern California. He says that life experiences have left him a close follower of local politics and he worries about the outcomes of the looming June primaries and November general elections.
CALÓ NEWS hit the streets to talk to Latino LA County residents about the upcoming June 7 election for Sheriff, how LASD treats Latinos and what can be done to improve service.
Isabel Candelaria is a 72-year-old activist, UCLA graduate, Chicana activist who considers the biggest issues in the upcoming June election to include healthcare, education, immigration and homelessness.