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November 15, 1995 | JEFF KASS
A 3-year-old nonprofit organization aiming to combat voter apathy among Latinos raised $20,000 from a recent event, organization President Jess J. Araujo said Tuesday. The Nov. 4 fund-raiser for Latin American Voters of America at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana included guests such as actor Ricardo Montalban and was quite successful, Araujo said. "Money-wise, we're very happy." To date, the organization has registered only 170 voters.
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November 15, 1995 | JEFF KASS
A 3-year-old nonprofit organization aiming to combat voter apathy among Latinos raised $20,000 from a recent event, organization President Jess J. Araujo said Tuesday. The Nov. 4 fund-raiser for Latin American Voters of America at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana included guests such as actor Ricardo Montalban and was quite successful, Araujo said. "Money-wise, we're very happy." To date, the organization has registered only 170 voters.
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November 5, 1995 | JEFF KASS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three years after being founded to boost the involvement of Latinos in politics, a local nonprofit organization has found more apathy than registered voters and has encountered more bureaucratic obstacles than money.
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November 5, 1995 | JEFF KASS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three years after being founded to boost the involvement of Latinos in politics, a local nonprofit organization has found more apathy than registered voters and has encountered more bureaucratic obstacles than money.
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November 15, 1994
A national nonpartisan Latino voter education organization will make its first public appearance Wednesday to begin a membership drive. The public has been invited to attend a dinner reception at the Center Club in Costa Mesa and become members of LAVA, or Latin American Voters of America, a nonprofit group dedicated to providing civic and voter education. LAVA has spent the past two years researching voter trends, demographics and issues.
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January 23, 1995 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The apathy, confusion and feelings of futility that keep many Latinos away from making a well-informed trip to the polls are like "an enormous monster" to Jess Araujo. But Araujo has decided to slay the beast. Not just for next year's election or the one after that, and not just for voters of a particular political persuasion.
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April 8, 1997
A town hall meeting on issues affecting the Latino community is set for Thursday at Cal State Fullerton. The forum is the second in a series of dialogues being sponsored by the university to highlight political, economic and social issues facing Orange County. Featured panelists are to include Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove); Jess Araujo, president of Latin American Voters of America and general counsel to the Mexican Consulate; Sister Carmen Sarati of Sisters of St.
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June 5, 1995
Attorney Jess J. Araujo has been elected president of the Board of Trustees of the Orange County Bar Foundation, known for its crime-prevention programs for youth. As president, Araujo will oversee the nonprofit foundation's fund-raising and crime-diversion programs for youth, including Programma Shortstop and Legal Education for Youth.
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June 27, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Four former Rancho Santiago College students have been inducted in the campus Hall of Fame. They are John D. Carlyle, superintendent of Centralia School District; retired Cal State Fullerton professor Ellen Cochrum; Irene Malmgren, chairwoman of Santa Ana College's psychology department; and Albert L. Salgado, executive director of Latin American Voters of America.
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August 6, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of Latino groups praised Orange County officials Wednesday for releasing new election material explaining that citizens naturalized less than 30 days before an election are eligible to vote. "Nobody knew about this, because the materials they routinely published didn't include it," Santa Ana attorney Jess Araujo said.
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January 23, 1995 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The apathy, confusion and feelings of futility that keep many Latinos away from making a well-informed trip to the polls are like "an enormous monster" to Jess Araujo. But Araujo has decided to slay the beast. Not just for next year's election or the one after that, and not just for voters of a particular political persuasion.
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November 15, 1994
A national nonpartisan Latino voter education organization will make its first public appearance Wednesday to begin a membership drive. The public has been invited to attend a dinner reception at the Center Club in Costa Mesa and become members of LAVA, or Latin American Voters of America, a nonprofit group dedicated to providing civic and voter education. LAVA has spent the past two years researching voter trends, demographics and issues.
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January 26, 1995
California's population is at least one-quarter Latino, yet in the November election only 8% of the voters were Latino. In Orange County, the estimate was 5%. This appallingly low turnout occurred despite the fact that the ballot included an item of special concern to Latinos--Proposition 187, an initiative to cut off most aid to illegal immigrants. A number of groups long have tried to get more Latinos to register and vote.
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