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    By Dianne Anderson Sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits shrouding the Orange County District Attorney’s office have the local National Action Network chapter pushing harder this last week to get Black and Brown voters to mail in their Primary ballot. At stake, Darlene Futrel said the numbers with Spitzer at the helm show a pattern of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Al Austin is contending for the shiny new 69th Assembly District seat where he is preparing to tackle many of the same old issues that plague most other cities across the nation – affordable housing, an exploding homeless population, and rising crime. If that’s not enough, add health and mental health to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Now is the time when voters get to decide whether Black candidates will make it to the November election simply by filling in a circle and mailing or walking in their ballot. It’s not complicated, but everyday people may have other things on their mind lately, like the surging cost of living. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson With the Primary races in full charge toward the November runoffs in Long Beach, leaders and elected officials are talking about out-of-control inflation, lack of access to affordable housing and criminal justice reform. But not many are making the connection between crime and poverty. Rev. William Moses Summerville said some candidates are ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Voters wanting to get in on the action this election, but feel like they don’t have time to drive to their polling places – or they forgot to buy a stamp for their ballot – should not stress about fulfilling their civic duty. It’s as easy as putting it in the mailbox. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Less than a month away from the primary election and many voters aren’t paying attention to what’s in their mailbox, or maybe they don’t care – until it’s time for law and order. Somehow voters miss the connection between who’s running down ballot, like Superior Court Judge, and the real life implications ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s go-time for voters now at just a little over two weeks before the big day. Long Beach voters still not registered for this historic election may want to step up their civic pace before time slips away. Monday, October 19, is the last day for online voter registration. Mail it, or ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent Commentary That Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris announced her candidate for president on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is no coincidence. For her supporters and those who know her well, Harris has long been a fighter for freedom, justice and equality and she’s often invoked the spirit ...
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    Longtime labor leader and two-term Long Beach Councilmember Al Austin has launched his campaign for California’s 33rd State Senate District. “I’m proud of the work I’ve done throughout this region and I’m running for State Senate to take that experience to Sacramento to continue bringing together community members, unions, and local small businesses to get ...