With the long municipal ballot waiting for us in November, local candidates and campaigns are busy winning friends and booking appearances.
In endorsing Darrel Menthe’s candidacy this week, the Westside Young Democrats indicated that their support was based on his commitment to “productive housing and transportation policy and pursuing racial justice through substantive local-level change.” City Council candidate Menthe enthused, “I am so thrilled to be endorsed by the Westside Young Democrats. It means a great deal to me that these progressive activists are supporting my candidacy and I’m excited to have their energy and enthusiasm backing me in this campaign.”
Yasmine Imani McMorrin also received the nod from Westside Young Democrats, as well as California Young Democrats and the Stonewall Democratic Club. “Yasmine McMorrin is a next-generation candidate who has established a track record of progressive values and leadership,” declared Stonewall Democratic Club President Lester Aponte. “She is a strong ally to the LGBTQ+ community, and her commitment to equity makes her a forceful and effective advocate for underrepresented or overlooked families and communities. Her leadership will be a necessary addition to the Culver City Council in this critically important political moment, and in the city’s future.”
As the campaign stays online to protect voters from coronavirus, the forums are coming closer together; The Culver City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a forum for CC USD School Board candidates on Sept. 17, 2020 beginning at 4:30 pm. For information, contact the Chamber at //www.culvercitychamber.com/.
Kid Scoop Media will be hosting their unique Virtual Youth Forum with the candidates for the city council on September 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm. The young voters in training with KSM will be asking the questions, and the city’s future is sure to be a major focus.
It’s vital that you check your voter registration, and have a plan; voting by mail (early) or voting at a polling center (on November 3.) Remind your friends and family members to check their registration and decide how they want to drop their ballot. You must register before October 18 , 2020 to vote by mail.
Check back with Culver City Crossroads for more information on state and local ballot measures and candidate endorsements.