East Palo Alto Voters Hopeful on Election Day


Voters in East Palo Alto are feeling motivated to have their voices heard in this year’s election.

Henry Fields, 50, voted for the first time ever this year. “I want to stand for something,” he said. “It’s the right thing to do.”

Saraí Esfuerza, another East Palo Alto resident, said that California’s propositions this year are “really going to pave the way for our communities.”

“As a state, we still need to look into more progressive legislation,” she said, adding that she was particularly concerned about the “unjust” criminal court system.

East Palo Alto City Council candidate Antonio Lopez said that after the election, organized, peaceful protests may be the way to continue to effect change.

“We have to be strategic about what’s going to capture the nation,” he said