Originally published on October 14, 2016
'Super Walk' Aims to Give Power Back to San Diegans
Hundreds of volunteers expected to rally voters this weekend across San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CA -- One of the biggest voter mobilization efforts of this election season will take place this Saturday, October 15, when San Diego joins dozens of cities across the country for a nationwide voter push.
In San Diego, more than 500 volunteers will hit the streets for a "Super Walk" to promote more inclusive elections, better wages, racial justice and immigration reform. Specifically, volunteers will be encouraging friends and neighbors to vote yes on Measures K&L, which ensure that big decisions in San Diego are made when most people vote, which is in November, not in the June primary. These measures represent the biggest election reform San Diego has seen since 2010, and a critical step to give power back to voters through the ballot box.
To kick off Saturday's "Super Walk", Alliance San Diego Mobilization Fund, councilmember-elect Chris Ward (District 3), The Labor Council and Fight for $15 will be hosting a press conference to raise awareness of the "Super Walk" and to encourage people to vote all the way down the ballot.
When: Saturday Oct. 15 at 10 a.m.
Where: Alliance San Diego, 4443 30th Street, San Diego, CA, 92116
- Andrea Guerrero, Executive Director of Alliance San Diego Mobilization Fund
- Chris Ward, Councilmember-elect, San Diego City Council, District 3
- Elvis de la Cruz, Fight for $15 Fast Food Worker (Spanish)
- Dave Garcias, Vice President of Labor Council and President of SEIU 221
Media will have opportunity to interview volunteers in English and Spanish from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., as well as access to some voters in their homes
Learn more about K&L by visiting the campaign's website.
Measures K&L are supported by a broad coalition of San Diego organizations including voter rights organizations, community organizations and labor organizations.