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Massive voter turnout efforts launched Saturday

October 27, 2012 | 11:15 am

Political activists on Saturday launched statewide efforts to get voters to the polls for the Nov. 6 election, with the late push including some Los Angeles area locations.

The California Democratic Party, as part of its statewide Day of Action, planned a rally at 1 p.m. at its Eastside office, 2236 E. 1st St. The drive to support Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown's tax measure, and to defeat Proposition 32, widely seen as an anti-union proposal, will be the focus of the rally.

California Calls, a statewide alliance of get-out-the-vote groups, also launched an effort Saturday. The goal is to contact 300,000 registered voters and get 200,000 people to vote who usually stay at home.

The organization has four Los Angeles centers: SCOPE, at 1715 W. Florence Ave; Community Coalition, at 8101 S. Vermont Ave.; Inner City Struggle, at 124 N. Townsend Ave., and Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, at 3655 S. Grand Ave.


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Photo: Voters cast ballots at a Van Nuys restaurant during the June primary. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times