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Bilingual East-LA Newsgroup Encourages a “No” Vote on Proposition 8

Timothy Kincaid

October 16th, 2008

Eastern Group Publications is a media outlet that is likely unfamiliar to most Californians. But this newsgroup prints ten local newspapers that reach a demographic that may not see itself represented by the Los Angeles Times or the Daily News. These bilingual weeklies targeted at a mostly Hispanic readership have a combined distribution of well over 100,000:

  • Bell Gardens Sun
  • City Terrace Comet
  • Commerce Comet
  • East Los Angeles Brooklyn-Belvedere Comet
  • Eastside Sun (Boyle Heights, East LA)
  • Mexican American Sun
  • Montebello Comet
  • Monterey Park Comet
  • Northeast Sun (Highland Park, Cypress Park, Glassell Park, Eagle Rock, El Sereno, Lincoln Heights)
  • Wyvernwood Chronicle

And while this may not be exactly the editorial I would have crafted, nonetheless I welcome EGP’s position:

Prop 8—Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry. Why is this Proposition on the ballot? Government cannot legislate morality. We believe marriage should mean a man and a woman becoming wedded, but if gays believe they are morally entitled to legally wed, we don’t believe there is anything that will change their minds. The courts have already affirmed this right, so should we.
Vote No

This pragmatic “Who Cares?” approach may well resonate with their readers.

Newspapers Opposing Proposition 8



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