PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, November 7, 2011

Dolores Huerta Endorses Cathy Murillo

Dolores Huerta, known for her work with Cesar Chavez on behalf of farm workers and their families, will announce her support of Santa Barbara City Council candidate Cathy Murillo.

“I have great respect for Cathy Murillo. As a journalist, she gave voice to the causes and people who often went unheard,” said Huerta. “Cathy will stand up for what is right, support children and families, and make sure all residents of Santa Barbara are valued. I am proud to support Cathy Murillo for Santa Barbara City Council.”

Murillo is grateful for the support of labor leader and feminist Huerta. “Dolores Huerta is a hero to me. She gives people hope that through community organizing anything is possible — education reform, a clean environment, and prosperity through hard work.”

Huerta will also encourage city voters to turn out and participate in this year’s election. The event’s theme will be Get Out the Vote!

After Friday, November 4, 2011, to guarantee that ballots are received by Election Day and counted, voters are requested to bring their ballots directly to City Hall, or to one of the other drop-off centers around Santa Barbara. They are Braille Institute, 2031 De La Vina Street; Pilgrim Terrace, 649 Pilgrim Terrace Drive; Santa Barbara Tennis Center, 1414 Park Place; Grace Lutheran Church, 3869 State Street; and City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street. These centers will be open Saturday, November 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Election Day, November 8, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Ballots received after 8 p.m. on Tuesday will not be counted — postmarks are not sufficient.

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