Via the Los Angeles Times:
Democrats' overwhelming victory in California on election day was driven by Latino, Asian and African American voters, who made up a record 40% of the state’s electorate, according to exit poll data.
Mark DiCamillo, director of the Field Poll, said that despite the fact that non-Hispanic white voters favored GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney over President Obama by eight percentage points, Obama carried the state by 20 points, rooted in his strong support among the state’s ethnic voters.Read more
Have questions about the 2012 Statewide Propositions on the Ballot? Did you know that the African American Voter, Registration, Education and Participation Project has studied the issues on this November 6th ballot and has made recommendations?Read more
Join the African American Voter REP Project on Saturday, November 3rd for a GOTV rally!
Location: Leimert Park, 4395 Leimert Blvd. (Corner of Crenshaw & Vernon) Los Angeles, CA
Early voters can cast their ballots every day, including weekends, between now and Election Day on Nov. 6.
Voters in Los Angeles don’t have to wait ‘til Nov. 6 to cast their ballots in person.
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) headquarters has extended its hours and will be open on weekends through Election Day to accommodate early voters.
"Voters in LA County lead busy lives and are often on the go, in-person early voting is yet another option [in addition to voting by mail] for voters to participate in the upcoming Presidential Election," said Dean Logan, LA County RR/CC.Read more
From the Huffington Post:
The upcoming election will be significant for many first-time voters. But for one South Carolina woman, the day will be truly memorable as she casts her first vote ever -- at the age of 108.
According to NBC News, Joanna Jenkins, from Beaufort, South Carolina, will finally cast her first vote after being registered as an absentee voter this year.
"She's just excited, she wants to vote this year, we were looking at the election, and as the debates were going on she decided she wants to vote all of a sudden. She just wants to vote, she wants to vote and is excited to vote," her cousin, Shirley Lee told KSDK.Read more
RSVP for the AAVREP Tele-Townhall about Voter Suppression featuring Rev. Al Sharpton
Join Rev. Al Sharpton and Special Guests on Tuesday Oct. 30 at 7pm for a telephone town hall about Voter Suppression and the November 6 Election.Read more
Join the Urban Issues Breakfast Forum of Greater Los Angeles this Friday for a lively discussion about Voter Suppression & the November 6th election with Congresswoman Karen Bass and Legislative Black Caucus Chairman Curren Price.Read more
Join the African American Voter Registration, Education, and Participation (AAVREP) Project and Governor Jerry Brown, Tuesday Oct. 23 at 7pm for a telephone town hall on Propositions 30 and 32. Proposition 30 will prevent $6 billion in cuts to our schools by asking the wealthy to pay a little more. Proposition 32 is an attempt by corporate special interests to silence working Californians’ voice in the political process.Read more
On Nov. 6, millions of us will show up to make our voices heard at the ballot box. In California, voters overwhelmingly support President Barack Obama’s vision for moving this country forward and are working hard to ensure that he gets four more years in the White House to build on the historic protections he has won for the middle class.Read more