2012 CALIFORNIA ADVOCATE ROUNDTABLE

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2012 Drum Major for Justice Video Presentation

Featuring Andre Covington

Voting is the most important civic obligation that we have in the United States of America

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Congressman John Lewis, Ralph Abernathy, Rev. Joseph Lowery, along with tens of thousands of people from all walks of life gave their all in making sure that every citizen regardless of race, religion, gender and political persuasion has the right to vote and participate fully in our society. Because of recent attempts to turn back the clock to the pre-Voting Rights Act of 1964 we do not have the option of not voting. On June 3rd, 2014 we can honor those who gave so much of their lives insuring that the constitutional right to vote is upheld and enforced. Over the past 47 years the California Advocate Newspaper has supported candidates whom share our views and are committed to insuring that the welfare of all our people are their first priority. No matter who you vote for the most important thing is to actually vote. The following list of candidates and measures are The California Advocate Newspapers recommendations on who we as a community should support and vote for.


LOCAL, STATE OF CALIFORNIA & FEDERAL


GOVERNOR
Edmund G. Brown, Democrat
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Gavin Newsom, Democrat
SECRETARY OF STATE
Alex Padilla, Democrat
CONTROLLER
Ashley Swearengin, Republican
Betty t. Yee, Democrat
TREASURER
John Chiang, Democrat
ATTORNEY GENERAL
Kamala D. Harris, Democrat
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER
Dave Jones, Democrat
BOARD EQUALIZATION MEMBER
DISTRICT 1

Chris Parker, Democrat
UNITED STATE REPRESENTATIVE
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 4

Art Moore
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 16
Jim Costa, Democrat
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 21
Amanda Renteria, Democrat
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 22
Devine Nunes, Republican
STATE ASSEMBLY-DISTRICT 31
Henry T. Perea, Democrat
JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT 15
Charles F. Magill
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INST.
Marshall Tuck
COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT
OF SCHOOLS

Jim Yovino
SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 1
Blong Xiong
ASSESSOR-RECORDER
Paul Dictos
AUDITOR-CONTROLLER
TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR

Vicki L. Crow
COUNTY CLERK
Brandi L. Orth
DISTRICT ATTORNEY
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR

Lisa Sondergaard Smittcamp
SHERIFF-CORONER
Margaret Mims


CITY
MEMBER FRESNO CITY COUNCIL
DISTRICT 1 ~ Rebeca Rangell
DISTRICT 3 ~ Oliver Baines
DISTRICT 7 ~ Mike Wells

MEASURES STATE & COUNTY
YES ON 41 Veterans Housing & Public Homeless Prevention
YES ON 42 Public Records Open Meetings
YES ON A Fresno County Vehicle Abatement Program