Young voters matter now more than ever

Historically, the voting effort has been led by the oldest generation. The retired or 65+ generation has more time to research candidates, and don’t have to rearrange their entire schedule to make sure they can go to the polls. This isn’t just the generation that has historically voted, this is also the generation that has long held the power in the U.S. government. As of last year, baby boomers made up 53% of the House and 68% of the Senate, while the silent generation made …

Voter Guide: The Courier’s endorsements for the 2022 midterms

Prop 1 sets out to codify a woman’s right to abortion to the California state consitution. This would ensure that women across the state would have the right to choose for themselves. The Courier staff fully endorses Prop 1. Prop 26 gives expanded betting opportunities at casinos on Native American land. The revenue generated by this would benefit Native Americans greatly. The Courier had a 70/30 split, with 70% in favor of Prop 26 because of the revenue generated for Native Americans. While 30% were …

Monster spends millions to be mayor

Rick Caruso is a piece of shit. You won’t find these words blasted on the bills and banners that have littered Los Angeles for the past year, but that does not make the sentiment any less true. By the time this article will be published, the billionaire property developer will have spent more than $100 million dollars of his own fortune on his mayoral campaign. While that figure is a drop in the bucket relative to the $5.3 billion he has acquired by building upscale …

Ballot measure aims to give PCC $565 million to bankroll master plan

Measure PCC was approved by The Pasadena City College Board of Trustees during a special meeting last month giving voters the opportunity to approve additional funding for student services and facilities for the school by raising property taxes in the district. Ballot initiative Measure PCC would fund projects and add to the school’s budget, compensating for what the state does not provide beyond operational costs for projects like additional student services, expanded job training, low-cost higher education, and upgrades to classrooms, labs, and technological equipment. …

Ballot Watch: How did California vote on propositions?

Last Updated: Wednesday Nov. 11, 5:00 p.m. Amid a heated and drawn out presidential race, California saw results on some of its contentious 2020 ballot propositions. Here is how Californian’s voted on state initiatives. Prop. 14: Passed California voters passed Proposition 71 in 2004 creating the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and allotting the institution $3 billion for stem cell research. As those funds are diminishing, Prop. 14 seeks to regenerate money for the institute and expand its research to other causes such as Alzheimer’s …

Trumps dangerous obsession with bogus mail-in voter fraud?

The 2020 presidential election is one of the most important elections the United States has seen in decades. The coronavirus pandemic and boiling tensions between political parties are motivating voters more than ever to make sure their voices are heard. The circumstances of the pandemic have made voting by mail a safer option for many Americans and it accommodates those who are too high risk to vote in person. However, the President claims voting by mail is going to lead to election fraud.

Election breakdown: California, what is on your ballot?

The presidential election is the current hot topic, eagerly awaited and dominates the media immensely. The general election will take place on November 3 but the next president isn’t the only thing on the ballot. California voters will determine the outcome of 12 statewide ballot measures that, if approved, will take effect once the election results are finalized in December. The proposition topics vary from property taxes, criminal justice and workplace regulations.

Voter guide: All the wonderful ways to vote in LA

The 2020 election will be the first year that many college students are able to vote in a presidential election. Much has changed this year and even for experienced voters it may be confusing to know how to cast a ballot. Voters may have questions about when voting starts, what the mailing deadlines are, where they can vote or drop off ballots, and how to find out whether they are registered to vote or not. These are all important things to know to ensure each …