Election Central: candidates forum and election watch party
Yep. It’s already time for another election in Los Angeles County. On March 7, voters head to the polls to cast ballots on a countywide homeless measure and, depending on where they live, local offices and proposals. (And more are coming in April and May.)
You can prepare for the election with KPCC’s Voter Game Plan.
And on March 7, KPCC In Person returns to La Plaza de Cultura y Artes – where we held our primary day #WhyIVoted party and spent Election Day in November – to join Loyola Marymount University’s Center for the Study of Los Angeles for its Election Central watch party and its 34th Congressional District candidates forum.
On April 4, voters in the 34th Congressional District will vote in a special election to replace Xavier Becerra, who was appointed California’s attorney general. At this point, 14 of the 23 candidates in the race have agreed to participate in the March 7 forum at Election Central.
The downtown L.A. event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and will feature drinks and complimentary food. KPCC will have an engagement table, where you can make a fun DIY button featuring your “I voted” sticker and record a message to our newsroom and fellow Angelenos on our mobile recording booth. We want to know: What it was that inspired you to vote this year?
A nonpartisan event, the Election Central party has traditionally welcomed people with a variety of perspectives and attracted local dignitaries and VIPs, including city, county and state officials, staffers and stakeholders.
Editor's note: Fernando Guerra is director of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles and is a member of Southern California Public Radio's board of trustees.