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Hillary’s Campaign Updates the Black Press on GOTV Efforts
By Niele Anderson, Contributing Writer
Published October 20, 2016
 In this Oct. 14, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to volunteers at a campaign office in Seattle. Hillary Clinton has a tight grip on the Electoral College majority need to be elected president of the U.S., and may very well be on her way to a big victory, and that's how some Republicans see it. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

In this Oct. 14, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to volunteers at a campaign office in Seattle. Hillary Clinton has a tight grip on the Electoral College majority need to be elected president of the U.S., and may very well be on her way to a big victory, and that’s how some Republicans see it. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Do you remember bold, greedy, free loading Max from the hit TV show “Living Single”? The show was about four strong independent women who shared a sisterhood of friendship that was funny and real. You remember Max, she made us laugh, was smart and an attorney who fell in love with the man she hated most Kyle, and she was Khadijah’s (played by Queen Latifah) best friend.

Well Max’s real name is Erika Alexander, while still an actress Alexander is also a Hilary Clinton surrogate and her top priority right now is helping elect the first woman president of the United States. Her passion for the cause was recently felt on a call along with Addisu Demissie, Director of National Voter Outreach and Mobilization for Hillary, and Rev. Zina Pierre, Director of National African American Faith Outreach for Hillary. The team discussed what’s at stake in this election, the campaign’s national and grassroots efforts to turnout African American voters.

With 3 weeks until the election, the adrenaline is pumping, the stakes are high and every vote matters. The three discussed Hilary Clinton’s approach and focus on the African American Vote.

Grassroots has always been a priority to any successful election. The Hillary team discussed programs of engagement for African American communities which include GOTV (Get Out the Vote) outreach programs in Beauty and Barber Shops, the faith community and HBCU’s with a strong focus on battleground states.

Rev. Zina Pierre, Director of National African American Faith Outreach for Hillary discussed the campaigns faith engagement with Policy and Prayer calls every Monday where the campaign engages with Faith leaders about Policy and always end with Prayer. This week marks the Clinton Campaigns National Faith and Action Week. The faith component is also conducting national roundtables with clergy and the community with discussions that consist of race, religion and justice. The Campaign has also created “Mobilization to the Polls” with churches to get folks to early vote. Something that all churches and non-profits can do for their neighborhood or community.

California voters do not have to wait for Election Day to cast their ballot. All registered voters in Los Angeles County can vote early now at:

12400 Imperial Hwy.
Third Floor, Room 3002
Norwalk, CA 90650

The two (2) weekends before Election Day, the Norwalk office will be open from 8 a.m to 4 p.m for early voting.

There will also be (5) weekend early voting locations throughout Los Angeles County as well. Weekend Early Voting Locations:

West Covina City Hall
West Los Angeles College
North Hollywood Regional Library
El Camino College
Antelope Valley College

For more information, call 1(800) 815-2666 or (562) 466-1323 to confirm business hours.

Since voter registration has ended in most states the focus now is getting folks to early vote. This is the time where, “the rubber meets the road”, stated Addisu Demissie, Director of National Voter Outreach for Hillary.

While California is not a battleground state for the Presidential election, and the focus always tends to be on battlegrounds states. The state of California has some state and local candidates, judges, propositions and measures that must be scrutinized and voted on by you.

We encourage you to attend local election forums to learn about your local and state candidates, propositions and measures. Like the Los Angeles Sentinel on Facebook and Twitter along with visiting www.lasentinel.net for Election forums information and 2016 election news!

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