Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Los Angeles County Young Democrats endorse Curren Price for SD-26 special

The Los Angeles County Young Democrats have endorsed Assemblymember Curren Price for the special election to replace Mark Ridley-Thomas in California's 26th State Senate District.

Curren has been very progressive on young voter issues, especially with regard to AB30 and AB106. AB30 would allow 16-year-olds to register to vote, with their registrations becoming automatic the day they turn 18. AB106 would make voter registration an opt-out, rather than an opt-in, process. Both are very important bills that would increase voter participation in the State of California--and other states should look to these bills as a model.

In addition, Curren has been endorsed by most, if not all, of the prominent LGBT organizations and related Democratic Clubs because of his strong stance in support of marriage equality, another important issue for younger Democrats.