Young people of color – ages 13 – 24 – are the population most targeted for stop and frisk and ticketing on both the streets and public transportation; the population most likely to be killed by deputies’ gunfire; the population with the highest rates of arrest, detention and incarceration; the population most targeted by law enforcement for gang injunctions and gang labeling (on the CalGang Database); as well as the population suffering the highest rates of unemployment and underemployment. No population has more to gain or lose in the election of LA County’s new Sheriff.
The Youth Justice Coalition co-sponsored two Sheriffs’ Debates during which we were able to get answers to questions that youth and their families identified as most important to the safety and well-being of young people.
Click here to download the YJC’s Voter’s Guide. The voter’s guide contains the candidates’ responses.
Polls are open Tuesday June 3rd, from 7am – 8pm.
To find your voting location and a sample ballot, go to: https://lavote.net/locator/