Urban League Young Professional schedule proposition forum
Food, discussions, Jazz
Assemblyman Mike Davis and KJLH’s Adai Lamar will be among those participating in a proposition forum and barbecue sponsored by Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals, in association with S.C.O.P.E. and the League of Women Voters, on Saturday, Oct. 27. The public is urged to attend discussion on the important propositions that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.
The event with be held at S.C.O.P.E. headquarters at 1715 W. Florence Ave., Los Angeles.
The forum will discuss such issues as the Three Strikes law, the death penalty, and educational funding are all critical issues that voters in the state must decide on Nov. 6.
“While most people in our community are very aware of the presidential elections, not many are aware of the state propositions and how they will affect our community,” says spokesperson Rasheda Kilpatrick. “Quite honestly, these propositions can have devastating effects on our children’s education, the rate at which our loved ones receive jail time, and the amount of information we have about the food we consume.”
Come learn about state propositions and then spread the knowledge throughout the community.
Here’s Saturday’s agenda:
- 10-10:30 a.m. – Arrival/breakfast
- 10:30-11 a.m. – Neighborhood canvassing (training provided by S.C.O.P.E)
- 11-12 p.m. Proposition forum (provided by League of Women Voters of Los Angeles)
- 12-1 p.m. – Neighborhood canvassing/In-house breakout session
- (Some people will canvass the neighborhood others will stay in the breakout session and talk about the propositions)
- 1-2 p.m. – Free barbecue grill catering/ Live Jazz/ Recap/ mix, mingling, etc.
Despite all the mud that has been slung during the 2012 presidential election campaign, the allure of making history by helping re-elect Barack Obama was still powerful enough to bring many new voters like 19-year-old Los Angeles resident Kenya out to the polls Tuesday.
Kenya’s excitement was palpable as she stood in line at Cienega Elementary School in Los Angeles with her mom and older sister Myeisha.
The Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals group joined forces last weekend with Raquel Beltran of the League of Women Voters (pictured above) and S.C.O.P.E. (Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education) to present an educational forum on the pros and cons of the propositions that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.
The Council of Black Political Organizations (COBPO) in Los Angeles uses the following format to measure and assess the various propositions and measures put on the ballot.
The Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI), the brainchild of the Los Angeles African American Women Political Action Committee, was introduced at the political action committee’s 10th anniversary celebration in April of 2002.
Although conceived by the political action committee, LAAAWPPI is a separately organized, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with the goal of preparing women for leadership in business, government and the community.
The WOCI, Women of Color Inc. entertainment networking group is hosting “Girl’s Night Out: Shopping 4 A Cause,” a holiday shopping cultural event at the California African American Museum to raise money for its Black Beauty Shop Health Outreach Program (BBSHOP). More than 400 women are expected to come out on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m.