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Los Angeles Municipal Election (May 2013)

21 May
Seal of Los Angeles, California. On March 27, ...

Seal of Los Angeles, California. On March 27, 1905 Ordinance 10,834 authorized and described the City Seal still being used today http://cityclerk.lacity.org/cps/pdf/cityseals.pdf. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As someone who loves politics, especially on the local level, I feel that I’m going to be disappointed with the turnout of the election being held today, May 21, 2013.  I was a resident of the city for 3 years, and I voted while I resided there, whether it was for the presidential or municipal level.  I knew that voters in my age group (18-21) were horribly underrepresented on the city level (and it turns out that although there was the highest turnout from UCLA for the presidential election in 2008, turnout from those living on “The Hill” was less than 1%).  I was extremely embarrassed to be part of a school that exemplified the highest virtues of academics, professionalism, and activism, but not in regards to our civic duties of voting. Continue reading

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