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California Governor Candidate and Gospel Hip Hop Artists Unite To Encourage California To Vote
"God has to be first for this to work," stated Ornelas. "We have been talking about touring for years. Gospel Gangstaz and The S.O.G. Crew are two groups that can reach the people of all cultures. We are collaborating together on new music as we plan for an upcoming tour of every county and Native community in California. It is important for us to teach the young people about loyalty, integrity and to have strong moral principals. I can honestly say that I understand how the people of California feel right now. The reason for this collaboration is because we have respect for the residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, rural and historic communities of California."
The mission is to help and develop the people of California to understand freedom of speech and the right to communicate one's opinions and ideas using the voting system. Together they will tour using music and grassroots organizing to motivate and mobilize people in California to participate in every election, with the goal of seizing the power of the vote to create political and social change.
"It's been a long time coming! Gospel Gangstaz and The S.O.G. Crew getting together for the people. This is something positive and we are excited to get started," said Chille from the Gospel Gangstaz
Hispanics in California’s Eligible Voter Population
The Hispanic population in California is the largest in the nation. About 14.1 million Hispanics reside in California, 27.8% of all Hispanics in the United States.
California’s population is 38% Hispanic, the third highest Hispanic population share nationally.
There are 5.9 million Hispanic eligible voters in California—the largest Hispanic eligible voter population nationally. Texas ranks second with 4.2 million.
Some 26% of California eligible voters are Hispanic, the third largest Hispanic eligible voter share nationally. New Mexico ranks first with 39%.
About 42% of Hispanics in California are eligible to vote, ranking California 20th nationwide in the share of the Hispanic population that is eligible to vote. By contrast, 80% of the state’s white population is eligible to vote.
70% of African Americans backed Prop. 8
California's black and Latino voters provided key support in favor of the state's same-sex marriage ban. Seven in 10 black voters backed a successful ballot measure to overturn the California Supreme Court's May decision allowing same-sex marriage, according to exit polls for The Associated Press.
More than half of Latino voters supported Proposition 8, while whites were split. Religious groups led the tightly organized campaign for the measure, and religious voters were decisive in getting it passed. Of the seven in 10 voters who described themselves as Christian, two-thirds backed the initiative. Married voters and voters with children strongly supported Proposition 8. Unmarried voters were heavily opposed.