Presidential candidate to visit ELAC

By Ivan cazares

Former Secretary of State  and 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton will speak at East Los Angeles College tomorrow about her policies on family income.

It will be the former Secretary of State’s 11th visit to the Los Angeles area since the beginning of her presidential campaign.

Clinton is currently projected to be in the lead with a large number of delegate support by several sources.

Delegates attend the Republican and Democratic national conventions to vote for the candidate they have pledged to on behalf of voters.

There is no standardized way of selecting delegates.

California votes for a candidate using a primary election.

Voters cast a secret ballot at designated locations, which delegates use to decide who they will support.

“They (Clinton’s campaign team) had to go through the same process as anyone else. ELAC is only acting as a venue,” ELAC public information officer Alejandro Guzman said.

Former United States President Bill Clinton paid ELAC a similar visit while campaigning in  1992.

His speech focused on his plans to improve the country’s education system.

ELAC was also the venue for a democratic rally where former U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy spoke in favor of Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale in  1984.

ELAC was commended for being the cultural, social and educational center of its community by Representatives of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges earlier this year.

A large portion of that population is Hispanic.

According to a survey conducted by the Center for American Progress, Hispanics are projected to represent 24.2 percent of eligible voters in California.

Hispanic influence is also growing on the national level.

The event will begin at 4:45 p.m. in the men’s gym, and doors will open at 3 p.m.

Attendees will be using parking structure 3.

It will not be reserved. However ELANs should expect heavy traffic and high levels of security.

Additional parking will available at the Corporate Center.

A shuttle will be transporting attendees from and back from corporate to the Transit Center in front of parking structure 4 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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