Maxine Toler Kicks Off Her Campaign for Inglewood City Council, District 1

Long-Time Community Activist Answers Obama’s Call

INGLEWOOD, CA – 2/22/2017 — On Saturday, February 25, Maxine Toler will hold a gathering to

formally launch her election campaign for Inglewood City Council, District 1.

She said she was inspired by President Barack Obama’s farewell address, when he suggested, “if you don’t like the way things are going in your community, then grab a clipboard, round up some signatures, and run for office.” Toler is
answering his call by taking her decades-long community activism to the next level.

The kick-off event will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the new Mingles Tea Bar, 8443 Crenshaw Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305.

A 35-year homeowner who raised two sons in Inglewood, Toler said she is running “because it’s time the city council puts the community first for a change.” She said she is optimistic about Inglewood’s future prosperity, but wants to make sure that it includes everyone.

“We need a city councilmember who will put our community first by better responding to the needs of our people, and improving on the delivery of basic public services. I will work to help local small businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents take advantage of the economic opportunities provided by all the new development. We also need to keep housing affordable…invest in neighborhood safety…and improve the maintenance of our streets and sidewalks,” Toler said.

Ms. Toler has made civic activism and neighborhood empowerment a big part of her life’s work. She pointed to her roles as president of the Political Action Committee, VP and organizer for the “Around the Block Club,” plus advocating
for health equity, and strengthening Inglewood’s schools and public services. She also noted activity in twelve different civic organizations in recent years, working to contribute to the progress of her beloved Inglewood.

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