Los Angeles mayoral candidates 2013: Los Angeles should hold the first-ever Spanish-speaking debate.
  • Petitioned Wendy Greuel

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Mayoral Candidate
Wendy Greuel
Mayoral Candidate
Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles mayoral candidates 2013: Los Angeles should hold the first-ever Spanish-speaking debate.

    1. Jesus Orozco
    2. Petition by

      Jesus Orozco

      Los Angeles, CA

Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel should be disappointed with the abysmal 16% voter turnout in the primary. The city owes this to its constituents, and candidates have a duty to push for new ways to engage as many people as possible.

Consider the following facts about the people of Los Angeles:

Almost 50% of Angelenos are Latino
Almost 40% are foreign born
60% speak a language other than English at home
Less than 10% speak only English
43% of are Spanish-dominant
Almost 20% speak an Asian, Pacific Islander, or a European language

And having a Spanish debate could open up dialogue in other languages such as Korean, Japanese, Tagalog, Armenian, Russian, Farsi, Arabic, Hebrew and Mandarin. The city has always been multi-lingual/multi-cultural and we should embrace our differences to unite us.

 

Los Ángeles nos debe el primer debate en español y los candidatos tienen que crear nuevas maneras para involucrarnos en el proceso electoral. 

Considere los siguientes datos de la gente de Los Ángeles:

  • Casi 50% de los Angelinos son Latinos
  • Casi el 40% son extranjeros
  • 60% hablan un idioma diferente al inglés en su casa
  • Menos de 10% hablan solamente inglés
  • 43% dominan el español
  • Casi el 20% hablan un idioma asiatico o europeo

 

Por favor firme esta petición para demostrar que apoyamos la idea de tener debates en diferentes idiomas. 

 

To:
Wendy Greuel, Mayoral Candidate
Eric Garcetti, Mayoral Candidate
Los Angeles should hold the first-ever Spanish-speaking mayoral debate. The city owes this to its constituents, and candidates have a duty to push for new ways to engage as many people as possible.

The city has always been multi-lingual/multi-cultural and we should embrace our differences to unite us.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. March 5 Election Results: Pitiful Voter Turnout

      Jesus Orozco
      Petition Organizer
      March 5 Election Results: Pitiful Voter Turnout, Runoff for Mayor, Incumbents Sit Pretty

      With a mere 16 percent voter turnout for yesterday's primary election in Los Angeles, the major office on the ticket is headed for a runoff, while some other seats were decidedly filled. In the race for Mayor of Los Angeles, City Councilman Eric Garcetti drew 32.93% of the vote, with City Controller Wendy Greuel taking 29.19%.

    2. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Edgar Diaz INGLEWOOD, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because we want to see a difference in this country

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    • Francisco Enriquez LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Makes sense.

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    • Malica McLyn LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      This petition is important to me because I think it is important for political candidates to engage their fellow constituents through their primary language spoken at home. Therefore, political debates should be held in not just Spanish but in other languages as well, such as Russian, Mandarin, French, Hindi, Arabic, Amharic and much more.

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    • REYNALDO FIMBRES LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      KEEP UP WITH THE TIMES OR BE LEFT BEHIND.

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    • Judith Orozco MEXICO
      • over 1 year ago

      Because, a large part of the population of US is represented by spanish-speaking. They should have also rights like they have obligations.

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