Last night, Long Beach citizens marched to and gathered at Cesar Chavez Park to watch President Barack Obama issue—through the power of the Oval Office—what is arguably the most progressive approach taken thus far toward reshaping the nation’s immigration system, announcing a program under which unauthorized immigrants who are parents of US citizens are now eligible for legal status.
Much has been written and spoken about the idea that we should require those who are authorized to vote to present a valid form of government identification in order to do so. I tend to see both the up- and downsides of the issue and I think we should be able to address the valid concerns of Voter I.D. opponents and still accomplish the requirement of a valid government I.D. in order to vote.
Tomorrow marks election day—and if you're feeling out of the loop, you're not alone; 40% of voters had no idea Governor Jerry Brown is even running for re-election.