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California’s emerging "majority minorities" go to the polls

Thursday, May 20, 2010, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Crawford Family Forum 474 S Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions
Hosted by KPCC’s Patt Morrison 2010 will be a huge year in California politics—a U.S. Senate seat and the Governor’s office are both up for grabs as the state grapples with a slumping economy, record budget deficits, groundbreaking environmental regulations and constant demographic changes. Minority voters, heretofore almost seen as a special interest group that needed to be courted by major candidates, will soon constitute an actual majority of voters in California with major weight to throw around in an election year. What are the priorities, hopes and aspirations of California’s Asian, Latino, black and other ethnic minority voters? Join Patt Morrison and guests for this in-depth discussion Thursday evening, May 20th, at 7:00pm. ADMISSION is FREE but RSVPs are required. PANELISTS: Michael Alvarez, Professor of Political Science at Cal Tech; author of “New Faces, New Voices: The Hispanic Electorate in America” Efrain Escobedo, Executive Liaison Officer for the L.A. County Registrar Recorder Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Executive Director of the Community Coalition Stewart Kwoh, Executive Director and President of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California To listen to the audio, please visit the PATT MORRISON website. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images