SVREP CA Latino Vote Plan for 2018:
7 Steps to Empowerment
Step 1 (90% complete) During 2015-18 through the California Voting Rights Acts foment a transition to district elections by 2018 in 50-100 southern and central Cal cities and school districts (and special districts) in which voters from minority and or excluded communities can elect candidates of their choice.
Step 2 Recruit and train local candidates to run for office in the newly created districts thru the Latino Academy. Trainings in Aug 26, 2017 at Riverside Mission Inn and Feb 3, 2018 at Morongo Casino.
Step 3 Conduct voter 10-day registration canvass in 25 CVRA jurisdictions during April 22-May 5 in conjunction with SVREP CRVA committees in each locality; SVREP will pay stipend to a local organizer if local committee provides matching funds to support volunteers. Goal is to register 10,000 voters in key districts.
Step 4 Conduct voter 3-week primary GOTV canvass in selected CVRA jurisdictions during May-June in conjunction with SVREP CRVA committees in each locality; SVREP will fund effort according to available resources. May include phones and or walkers. Goals tbd;
Step 5 Conduct Latino Academy in July at Bicycle Club Casino in Bell Gardens
Commerce Casino focused on voter mobilization and campaign implementation.
Step 6 Conduct 4-week general VR projects in 25-50 CVRA jurisdictions during Aug-Oct period; Goals and budgets TBD based on SVREP spring and summer fundraising:
Three events are scheduled:
- May 11 Sabor de las Americas benefit at the LA River Center;
- June 22 SVREP Golf Classic at California Country Club;
- July 14 Latino Academy Luncheon at Bell Gardens Bicycle Club; and
- Sept 21 Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month Latino Vote Reception, location TBD.
Note that CVRA-GOTV is not contemplated as SVREP does not support candidates. By Oct. Candidates should be doing their own campaigns.
Step 7 Through the William C. Velasquez Institute conduct Nov 30/Dec 1 policy conference to help prepare victorious candidates to govern!!
Note: CVRA general cycle site selection will depend on performance in previous phase as well as strategic importance.