Since I undertook this challenge in February, there have been many individuals who have lent their time and considerable efforts to our campaign. In just three and half months, volunteers reached out to 35,000 voters in the 33rd Congressional District through forty phone banks and eight precinct walks.
There were over 1000 volunteers participating in precinct walks, phone banks and coordinating house parties, working on a true grassroots campaign--listening to the real concerns and needs of our community members.
Different groups throughout the community joined in working toward our goal, while communicating their issues. A group of young Korean activist organized "Korean's for Karen" and I believe they talked to every Korean voter in the district on more than one occasion. Jewish voters in the District organized several house meetings and discussions about the importance of Isreal. Armenian, Thai and Korean residents also organized meetings, tours and briefings to make sure I understood the issues of concern here and in their respective homelands.
My pastor, Dr. Norman Johnson organized a luncheon with over 30 ministers who endorsed the campaign on the spot. And Congresswoman Watson was gracious with her time and campaigned with me throughout the District.
The campaign is not over, and neither are the challenges we face in our communities, our state, and our country. Working together, I know we will be successful in November, starting the process of bringing about real results that improve the quality of life in our nation and in our neighborhoods--making the changes we need in a system that badly needs repair.
A special thanks to:
* Members of Community Coalition
* Members of SCOPE
* Members of SHEPMA
* North, Mid-City, Culver City, and South LA neighborhood teams,
* High school volunteers from Hamilton High, L.A. High, and Los Angeles Leadership Academy
* West Adams Panthers
* Koreans for Karen
* Armenian National Committee of America
* Planning Committee members
* Core Campaign Team
* Constance Fortune State Farm Team