May 20 | Posted by Mark Ridley-Thomas
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Regardless of which candidate you support or which party you belong to, one thing we all agree on is that we need to make it easier for people to vote, especially those requiring extra assistance.
When you go to the polls tomorrow, make sure you know your RIGHTS and the accommodations that the law mandates be given to you. These voting rights were not just placed in our laps, they were fought for by leaders over many, many years. We owe it to them and to our children to be informed.
According to LAVote.net:
May 19 | Posted by Mark Ridley-Thomas
Heading into the final GOTV push for Wendy Greuel, I want to announce a new feature on the blog: the "Picture of the Day."
Pictures will come from community, political and nonprofit events from across Los Angeles.
To inaugurate the program, we have a picture from a recent Wendy Greuel rally I attended this weekend.
May 18 | Posted by Mark Ridley-Thomas
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The Crenshaw Subway Coalition released their mayoral candidate's grades, and while both Greuel and Garcetti passed on the Leimert Park Village Station, the key difference is how they scored on the 11-block Crenshaw Boulevard tunnel:
May 16 | Posted by Mark Ridley-Thomas
African American voters are choosing Wendy Greuel over Eric Garcetti by a two to one margin according to poll results published in the Jewish Journal.
That large margin may shock some people, but it doesn't surprise me nor others in the African American community. Wendy Greuel has an over twenty year history in our neighborhoods, twenty years of service. We know the work she has done and think of her as a problem solver, leader, and, most importantly, a partner
May 05 | Posted by Team MRT
Via LA Times
The race for the 9th District City Council seat pits state Sen. Curren Price (D-Los Angeles), a veteran African American politician, against Ana Cubas, a youthful Latina seeking her first elected office. Their biographies and backgrounds present a stark contrast; their campaign platforms do not. Both have promised to bring more city services to the blighted 9th, clean up the commercial corridors, attract investment and create jobs. Sadly, neither has offered a detailed, credible plan to accomplish these objectives. But Price's experience and connections give voters more reason to believe he can move the district in the right direction.