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  •  County administration should be nervous (3+ / 0-)
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    No one will vote for anyone. This has disgusted plenty of folks, some of whom are basically voting blocs. This could be good, and it could also be a disaster.

    Ravitch has been censoring the comments on her FB surrounding the Andy Lopez case even as she is putting up links to media articles about these. Not like one comment. 70 comments in one case.

    Ravitch has some amazing campaign support that is going to deeply bite her in the ties with the Sonoma County Alliance, which she donated to, and which includes a grab bag of people including police whom the DA acquitted in two officer-involved fatalities (Officer Goldschlag in the deaths of Salomon Hernandez and Damon Lansing, Sheriff Freitas, pretty much all the area police chapters and associations with high officer-involved fatality rates, and David Rabbitt, who I didn't vote for so don't look at me -- I think he's sleazy and ran a sleazy campaign).

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    by mahakali overdrive on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 09:44:15 AM PST

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    •  there's the (3+ / 0-)
      NO ARREST? NO ELECT! Pasta Feed Protest.
      against Ravitch this Tuesday.
      •  Well, yeah, that's good (1+ / 0-)
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        But I'm talking about the fact that she's pissed off the local Latino community, who can make -- or break -- a vote, easy. She's also angered so many Progressives and Democrats who really just don't believe her shit. So her voting bloc isn't going to vote for her. Now, what this will mean is a good question.

        I also won't be voting for anyone who supports her, and I think that's a pretty common sentiment, and that's going to include a handful of Democrats who can all go hang out with Jean Quan somewhere and play craps for all I give a shit. I'm so fed up with the spinelessness, I could scream. And I'm a pavement pounder and a good voter, so that's unfortunate.

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        by mahakali overdrive on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 09:53:36 AM PST

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        •  Time to run a really progressive Distrct Attorney (6+ / 0-)

          candidate.

          This ad will run in the East Bay Express on Wednesday.


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          •  I'm concerned will wind up with someone (5+ / 0-)

            worse up here. I have a hard time forgetting races like Rabbitt vs. Torliatt or Carillo vs. Furch (who is amazing, by the way, and was inched out by such a tiny %, IIRC). The County has tendencies to vote in more conservative or Centrist folks over perfectly fine Progressives. Good old boys' network going strong. I know all too well from working a funny little fundraising gig once upon a midnight bleary that opened my eyes to quite a bit there.

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            by mahakali overdrive on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 10:12:38 AM PST

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        •  Voting Latinos (1+ / 0-)
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          The Latino vote cannot make or break anyone here in Sonoma County.  Most Latinos are not citizens, or they're under the age of 18, and thus not eligible to vote.  The Center for Regional Change at UC Davis estimates that only 36.87% - 52.11% of the Latino pop in Sonoma County is eligible to vote.  The powers that be know and understand this, which is why they don't pay attention to us.  How could you be so totally off base?????

          •  Most Latinos very much are citizens (2+ / 0-)
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            http://regionalchange.ucdavis.edu/...

            Is this the citation you're referencing?

            Even a tiny fraction of people can swing a vote. But it should be considerable enough to swing it if you break it down, which is why so many local groups encourage voter registration?

            As per the 2010 Census, in Sonoma County = 25% persons are estimated to be Latino. However, that's the County in total. In Sonoma County total, about 9% are not documented. Most are Latino. That's about 15% of the population who is both legal and Latino. How many are old enough to vote is unknown, but this is definitely a % well within reason to say could influence voting outcomes. That's not to say local leadership doesn't underestimate this. They do. We agree with that, alright.

            In 2010, in Santa Rosa, according to the U.S. Census, it's almost 30% of the population. In Roseland, the estimate is much higher, with a corresponding increase in undocumented persons at about the same rate. Since we're really talking about Santa Rosa politics on this one, there's a lot of potential voting power. That's why Latino radio like KBBF is so important.

            I believe in the Latino vote here and see a huge potential to shift the tides in some parts of the County that have high Latino populations, in particular.

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            by mahakali overdrive on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 07:15:04 PM PST

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          •  You could make that point without being offensive (2+ / 0-)
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            Mahakali overdrive is a pretty astute observer of Sonoma County and is a good writer as well. She is not "totally off base".  The hispanic vote may not be the sole determinant of local elections, but is a damned big bloc to write off.  as MO indicated it includes many pavement pounders that are instrumental in local elections.

            75534 4-ever or until dk5

            by NearlyNormal on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 07:15:08 PM PST

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            •  Thanks -- I've been at it for a while (2+ / 0-)
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              I suspect this poster means well too and probably is involved: the argument she made downthread about Carillo, yeah, that's how it's made! With FIRE. I hear that on and on, and I agree with it (not the part that you are white-washing, mind you, that's crap -- but Latinos AND women are pissed off that Carillo hasn't been prosecuted, so it's gotten heated, heated, heated).

              I strongly think there is a bloc to be had and plenty of political power too in the Latino community. There are definitely problems with outreach though and so much suspicion at times. And it's hard to blame anyone for it. I don't. When I've registered voters, I know I don't speak great Spanish and don't get results unless I go with a Spanish speaking friend, and even then, unless I go with someone KNOWN and trusted, it's still hard. And I honestly can respect that because I know how screwed over the Latino community is here :/

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              by mahakali overdrive on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 07:23:33 PM PST

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              •  I totally agree with this (2+ / 0-)
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                but Latinos AND women are pissed off that Carillo hasn't been prosecuted, so it's gotten heated, heated, heated).
                and its not just Latinos and women who are pissed that he's not being prosecuted in an appropriate manner.  In twenty-five years around the courthouse I've never seen a charge like that based on similar facts right out of the gate.  If you had witness problems or some evidentiary weakness in the case you MIGHT get it on down the line, but you'd be facing felony charges as you dealt with the prosecution.

                75534 4-ever or until dk5

                by NearlyNormal on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 08:06:22 PM PST

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      •  Oh, duh, missed the link! (1+ / 0-)
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        Sorry! I thought it was your sig line and went right past it.

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        by mahakali overdrive on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 09:54:17 AM PST

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