An intersection near Canter’s Deli in the Fairfax district will be dedicated Sunday as Sylvia Levin Democracy Square in honor of the late record-setting volunteer voter registrar.
Levin was recognized by the Secretary of State’s Office, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives and Los Angeles City Council for setting records registering more than 47,000 voters in the city, county, state and nation, according to Councilman Paul Koretz, who introduced the motion naming the intersection of Fairfax and Rosewood avenues Sylvia Levin Democracy Square.
Levin volunteered to register voters from 1973 until her death at age 92 in 2009. She set up her voter registration tables in locations throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area, including the Westwood Federal Building, Century City, in front of Canter’s Deli and on Abbott Kinney Boulevard in Venice, Koretz said.
Levin was inspired by her son Chuck Levin, a volunteer deputy voter registrar since 1968, Koretz said.
Chuck Levin, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan, Fairfax High School Principal Leonard Choi, Los Angeles City Council Members Bob Blumenfield and Monica Rodriguez, Jacqueline Canter of Canter’s Deli and Bob Weiner — policy advisor to former Florida Rep. Claude Pepper — are among those set to join Koretz at the 1 p.m. ceremony at 464 N. Fairfax Ave.