Saturday, August 16, 2008

Jamiel's Law: Daily News Reports On Today's "Hour of Power"

Jamiel's Law: Daily News Reports On Today's "Hour of Power"
By Walter Moore, Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles,
August 16, 2008

For some reason, I woke up at 2:30 a.m. -- which I never do -- and took a look at the Daily News online. Turns out they have a very nice article on our one-hour effort today to get signatures all over town to put Jamiel's Law on the ballot. Here's a link to the article: Signatures for Jamiel's Law Sought.

Let me thank you all again for TAKING ACTION to pass this law and fix this city.

And we CAN fix this city. We're not up against some invincible army, full of master tacticians. We're up against 16 feckless politicians, who were elected not because of their platform or credentials, but instead because of voter apathy and special interest money. For example, as you may recall from one of my earlier essays, if someone had run against Tony Cardenas and gotten a mere 3,625 votes, that person, not Cardenas, would be sitting on the City Council today.

All we have to do to replace Villaraigosa and the 15 City Council Members, and to put Jamiel's Law on the books, is to get our message to our fellow citizens. And even then, we don't have to reach all or even a majority of L.A.'s four million residents, because most of them ignore local politics anyway. Rather, if we can reach the 239,000 who voted against Prop S this past November, we can take control of City Hall and make L.A. great again.

In the meantime, let's get the 73,963 signatures we need to put Jamiel's Law on the ballot. Set forth below is the list of locations where volunteers will be gathering signatures today from noon to 1:00 p.m. Please remember: only registered voters who live in the City of L.A. can sign. Also, please note a new-and-improved address for the Westwood site, and note that one of the two Northridge venues has become a little "iffy," but the other is still good.

Thanks again. Let's make the Shaw Family proud of us.



Chatsworth Park on Devonshire: 22360 Devonshire Street (past Topanga Canyon Blvd.), Chatsworth, CA 91311

Fairfax District
On Fairfax in front of Canter's Restaurant, 419 N. Fairfax Avenue

Granada Hills - Two Locations
-- Corner of San Fernando Mission and White Oak Avenue (under a canopy with signs, no less)
-- Corner of Chatsworth Street and Zelzah Avenue in Granada Hills by the "Welcome to Granada Hills" sign (Note: this location will stay open till 6:00 p.m.)

Grocery store at the corner of Franklin and Bronson.

Los Angeles - Various Locations
-- 7607 South Western Avenue, L.A., CA 90047 (office of Ex-Offender Action Network)
-- Trader Joe's at La Brea and Third

Corner of Pico and Fairfax - Von's - either in front of the store or on the sidewalk at the southeast corner of Pico and Fairfax (I'll have "Walter Moore For Mayor" yard signs available here, too.)

North Hollywood
U.S. Post Office, 11304 Chandler Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601 (between Lankershim and Tujunga, just West of the Metro Station).

Northridge - Two Locations
--Southwest corner of Devonshire and Balboa (Ralph's parking lot) [Warning: the original volunteer for this location had to cancel, but another person said he could be there.]

West Valley Park, 6731 Wilbur Avenue, corner of Wilbur and Vanowen, next to the Police Station

Sherman Oaks
4520 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA. 91403, 1 & 1/2 blocks north of Ventura Blvd.  East side of Van Nuys (it's a grocery store).

Studio City
Uncle Andres', 11715 Moorpark Street, Studio City, CA  91604.  (818) 763-8414

Sunland Park, 8640 Fenwick St., Sunland, CA  91040, near the Senior Citizen Center building.

Sylmar Library, 14561 Polk Street, Sylmar, CA 91342 corner of Polk and Glenoaks

Toluca Lake
Trader Joe's (on the sidewalk), Riverside Drive

Van Nuys
7227 Van Nuys Blvd., Albertson's

Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 S. Venice Boulevard, Venice, 90291

Entrance to the Westchester-Loyola Branch Library, 7114 Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, 90045

CORRECTED ADDRESS: Next to the WESTWOOD PARK sign in the park which is south of Wilshire Blvd. on Veteran Ave

Woodland Hills -- Various Locations
-- Orange Line Station at Winnetka and Victory
-- Ralph's, 20060 Ventura Boulevard, 91364

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