Rebecca and Emanuel Pleitez salsa dance in the street before a cantina in Compton
LOS ANGELES – Emanuel Pleitez finished up Day Five by hitting his goal of 100 miles on foot and bike. He ran 15 miles and cycled three more. Staff and volunteers have put in a combined total of more than 265 miles thus far. (See today’s route: http://goo.gl/maps/KJfcm) Not one to go back on his word, Pleitez plans to finish Day 6 by running and biking 15 more miles. Pleitez has been further energized by the run—and it’s been a fun experience to share with his wife Rebecca-- the two started to spontaneously dance in the street. (Photos by volunteer Maritza Mendez)
Voters were pleased to see a candidate running for office actually spend time in Watts, an area of South LA rarely frequented by neither politicians nor campaigns. The Los Angeles Times and ABC 7 provided press coverage at Watts Tower and KFI AM radio interviewed Emanuel during the late afternoon. See a recap of the day on Storify: http://bit.ly/EPday5
Day Two of Get Out The Vote (GOTV) got underway at the Boyle Heights campaign office as staff members transitioned from their previous roles to field campaign work, distributing campaign literature around the city and making phone calls to targeted voters. Pleitez and volunteers appeared at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights to greet voters at the weekly Farmer’s Market.
Media is encouraged to attend as Emanuel crosses the finish line of his 115 mile city-wide trek at the San Pedro Fish Market. Many supporters will be in attendance to cheer on Pleitez as he delivers a speech.
What: Media availability for the final leg, Day 6, of Emanuel Alberto Pleitez' Get Out The Vote efforts with a 100-mile run/bike through Los Angeles
Start: Athens Park (12603 S. Broadway Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90061)
Start time: 1:00 PM
End: San Pedro Fish Market (1190 Nagoya Way San Pedro, CA 90731)
End time: 4:30 PM
Pleitez is a former technology executive, with public, private, and non-profit sector experience, and was appointed to manage President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Pleitez, an LA native, grew up on the eastside and currently lives in El Sereno with his wife, Rebecca.
For full bio, please visit www.pleitezforla.com.
Deputy Director of Communications