By SVREP President Antonio Gonzalez @AGonzalez1217
Los Angeles, CA, May 17, 2017
It’s hard to believe but the 2018 Election Season is already beginning.
This cycle SVREP will build on 2015-16 voting rights actions that
obliged numerous SoCal jurisdictions to switch to Single Member District
Elections beginning in Nov. 2016 or Nov. 2018.
Based on successful voting rights actions in 2016 in localities like Costa Mesa,
San Juan Capistrano, Rancho Cucamonga, Hesperia, Hemet, Chino, San Marcos,
Upland, Wildomar, Fontana, and Indio SVREP will significantly expand its
activities in 2017 and 2018. We will identify dozens more unfair southern and
central California local election systems, our allies at Shenkman Hughes will take
them to court if needed, and catalyze new District-based Election Systems, which
will in turn create the basis for Latino voter registration projects, local minority
candidacies for office, and so on.
Creating dozens of new Election systems where minority voters can organize and
develop viable candidacies of their own for the first time in Nov. 2018 (when
most of these new systems will be in place) will stimulate greater minority
engagement and voting in Nov. 2018.
Throughout the process SVREP will provide nonpartisan research, organizing and
training services and resources to interested community leaders, organizations,
candidates and elected officials.
SVREP founded in 1974 has offices in Los Angeles and San Antonio and is the
largest and oldest nonpartisan Latino vote entity in the US.
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