“It’s for the benefit of students. There are many children who have to leave school because of lack of money. As poor people we have to make do with what we have. If they give us the opportunity to provide for children, we have the opportunity to prepare them for the future, so they can come out ahead.”

— Berta Ortiz, 82, Logan Heights, an immigrant from Puerto Rico who studied her sample ballot a little each day until she’d memorized every initiative. (Quote translated from the Spanish.)

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