Earlier this week I had the pleasure of recognizing five individuals and outstanding organizations: Anjuli Kronheim Kats from Bend the Arc, Leila Pederson from Common Cause, Neda Bolourchi from League of Women Voters, Jodi Epstein from USC, and Chris Lee from Korean American Coalition. I passed a motion in the Board of Supervisors to honor National Voter Registration Day, and the work of these individuals and groups to register voters that day and every day.
I believe voting is a simple, yet powerful act. There are over 1 million people in LA County that are eligible to vote but not yet registered. Together we can close that registration gap.
Tuesday, September 23, is National Voter Registration Day. It's a day to spread the word about the importance of voting, help to register others, and make sure your own voter registration is up to date. The voter registration deadline in California for this upcoming election is October 20th, but why wait? Now is the time to make sure you are registered to vote.
Go here: LAVote.net (LA County site) to register to vote, or make sure your registration is current. It takes only a moment to check, but it could make the difference. Please share the link with friends and family too.
Voter registration really works. A recent Washington Post investigation discovered that recent newly registered voters were actually MORE likely to vote in the general election. That means registering as many voters as possible before October 20 is critical work for our community.