African American Voter Registration, Education, & Participation Project

Increasing African American and urban voter registration, education, and participation through outreach to targeted communities in California. We've registered over 200,000 voters and counting since 2002!

Next Election: August 12th

Last night no candidate won more than 50% of the vote for the Los Angeles Unified School Board District 1 seat, so there will be a runoff on August 12th. Read more about the two candidates, Alex Johnson and George McKenna, via Southern California Public Radio. This election is to replace Marguerite LaMotte, the South L.A. board member who passed away midterm. The 1st District has 74,000-plus students in 92 traditional schools and 37 charter campuses across south and southwest Los Angeles. More from the L.A. Times.

If you live in the LAUSD 1st District, please be sure to go out and vote again on August 12th. Are you registered to vote? Check here, via the LA County Clerk’s office. More about the candidates, via League of Women Voters.