Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Here's a short update from our colleague Mari Lopez, who works at the California Partnership, which is a statewide coalition fighting poverty in California.

Today in Los Angeles, there are lines of voters across the county. First time voters, long-time voters and everyone in between are excited this Tuesday to cast a vote for the next president, to defeat or support an initiative, and to be part of this historic event!

Lines began as early as 6 a.m. in many polling locations, as people anticipated long wait times.

First time voter, Miriam Mesa was excited to cast her first vote in a U.S. election. "I am truly excited to have been able to participate in this election. I was nervous, but it was great because there were a lot of people in line already when I got there at 8 a.m. and I was happy to be there with them!" Ms. Mesa is a Cuban-American who naturalized in August 2008.

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