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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1995
When Latino political organizer William Velasquez died in 1988, he had his eyes on California. Velasquez, founder of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, had just overseen the opening of a Los Angeles office that he hoped would lead the nation in bringing more Latinos into the political process. On Friday in a White House ceremony, Velasquez's widow accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom on behalf of her late husband. Velasquez founded the group in San Antonio in 1974.
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September 16, 2003
Ruling by justices Richard A. Paez Harry Pregerson Sidney R. Thomas * The inherent defects in the system are such that approximately 40,000 voters who travel to the polls and cast their ballot will not have their vote counted at all.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1998 | PATRICK KERKSTRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a scene that was itself a testimony to the potential of Latino political power in California, Latino leaders from throughout the state and beyond met Saturday to discuss the merits of an upcoming media-driven voter registration campaign. The program, called "El Poder del Voto" (The Power of the Vote), is a guide to the voting process aimed at the Southland's Latino population.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2000 | CATHERINE BLAKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A voter registration campaign aimed at increasing the political clout of Latinos is kicking off here today with a push to register 1,500 new residents before the November election. But some say that target, set by a local arm of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, is too modest, especially in a county where nearly a quarter of the voting-age population is Latino.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1995 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vice President Al Gore announced Friday in Pasadena that President Clinton is bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously on Willie Velasquez, a leading local Latino rights activist who founded the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project 20 years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2000 | CATHERINE BLAKE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A voter registration campaign aimed at increasing the political clout of Latinos is kicking off here today with a push to register 1,500 new residents before the November election. But some say that target, set by a local arm of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, is too modest, especially in a county where nearly a quarter of the voting-age population is Latino.
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January 4, 1990 | CHARLES R. BABCOCK, THE WASHINGTON POST
Officials of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project of San Antonio were surprised to learn last year about the relationship between Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) and controversial Arizona savings and loan executive Charles H. Keating Jr. SVREP leaders say that Cranston broke a promise to help them raise $250,000 to pay for the group's 1986 campaign to register Mexican Americans in California to vote, when Cranston was running for reelection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2000 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Latino leaders Friday announced their final push to register nearly a million Latino voters nationwide for the November presidential election. The drive is part of a growing effort to realize the potential of the estimated 13 million eligible Latino voters in the U.S.--nearly half of whom are not registered. Antonio Gonzalez, president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, a leader in the Latino Vote 2000 drive, said 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1995 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vice President Al Gore announced Friday in Pasadena that President Clinton is bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously on Willie Velasquez, a atino rights activist who founded the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project 20 years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years ago, the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project launched an ambitious campaign to add 30,000 Latino voters to the rolls in the San Fernando Valley. They were able to register about 10,000 Latinos by the time the project ran out of money and closed its Reseda office. But now the Southwest group is making another run at Latinos in the Valley, this time planning to open five offices with the goal of registering 6,000 to 10,000 voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2000 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Latino leaders Friday announced their final push to register nearly a million Latino voters nationwide for the November presidential election. The drive is part of a growing effort to realize the potential of the estimated 13 million eligible Latino voters in the U.S.--nearly half of whom are not registered. Antonio Gonzalez, president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, a leader in the Latino Vote 2000 drive, said 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years ago, the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project launched an ambitious campaign to add 30,000 Latino voters to the rolls in the San Fernando Valley. The disappointing news was that only about 10,000 Latinos had been registered by the time the project ran out of money and shut its Reseda office in 1998.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years ago, the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project launched an ambitious campaign to add 30,000 Latino voters to the rolls in the San Fernando Valley. They were able to register about 10,000 Latinos by the time the project ran out of money and closed its Reseda office. But now the Southwest group is making another run at Latinos in the Valley, this time planning to open five offices with the goal of registering 6,000 to 10,000 voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1999 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Democratic National Committee has tapped Lydia Camarillo, leader of the Southwest Voter Registration Project in Texas, to head the party's 2000 national convention, which will be held in Los Angeles in August. Party leaders are expected to announce the appointment of Camarillo, who heads the nation's largest voter registration project, and introduce other members of the convention management team in Los Angeles today, sources said.
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August 28, 1999 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Born in the era of farm worker protests and Chicano high school student walkouts, the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project emerged 25 years ago as a voice of angry Latino outsiders, pushing for political power that had long been denied to their community. They are on the inside now, as they showed recently at the group's Latino Academy leadership program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1998 | PATRICK KERKSTRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a scene that was itself a testimony to the potential of Latino political power in California, Latino leaders from throughout the state and beyond met Saturday to discuss the merits of an upcoming media-driven voter registration campaign. The program, called "El Poder del Voto" (The Power of the Vote), is a guide to the voting process aimed at the Southland's Latino population.
NEWS
August 28, 1999 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Born in the era of farm worker protests and Chicano high school student walkouts, the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project emerged 25 years ago as a voice of angry Latino outsiders, pushing for political power that had long been denied to their community. They are on the inside now, as they showed recently at the group's Latino Academy leadership program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years ago, the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project launched an ambitious campaign to add 30,000 Latino voters to the rolls in the San Fernando Valley. The disappointing news was that only about 10,000 Latinos had been registered by the time the project ran out of money and shut its Reseda office in 1998.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1995
When Latino political organizer William Velasquez died in 1988, he had his eyes on California. Velasquez, founder of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, had just overseen the opening of a Los Angeles office that he hoped would lead the nation in bringing more Latinos into the political process. On Friday in a White House ceremony, Velasquez's widow accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom on behalf of her late husband. Velasquez founded the group in San Antonio in 1974.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1995 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vice President Al Gore announced Friday in Pasadena that President Clinton is bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously on Willie Velasquez, a atino rights activist who founded the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project 20 years ago.
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