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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Barbara Boxer Asked LAUSD to Violate the Law

According to the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association, representatives of the Barbara Boxer for Senate Campaign sent a letter to LAUSD teachers asking them to recruit students to serve as volunteers for her campaign.

This is a big violation of the California Education Code which states:

California Education Code, section 51520: “During school hours, and within one hour before the time of opening and within one hour after the time of closing of school, pupils of the public school shall not be solicited on school premises by teachers or others to subscribe or contribute to the funds of, to become members of, or to work for, any organization not directly under the control of the school authorities, unless the organization is a nonpartisan, charitable organization organized for charitable purposes by an act of Congress or under the laws of the state, the purpose of the solicitation is nonpartisan and charitable, and the solicitation has been approved by the county board of education or by the governing board of the school district in which the school is located.

Press release and doc below:


Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Tells L.A.U.S.D. and Los Angeles Board of Education:
“Barbara Boxer Asked LAUSD to Violate the Law”

Boxer campaign solicited Teachers to get students to volunteer for Campaign work

 Sacramento --- The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) notified the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles Board of Education today that, in abject ignorance of California state law, the political campaign of Senator Barbara Boxer has openly solicited teachers employed by LAUSD to urge their students to volunteer for her campaign.

HJTA's letter to the school district urges LAUSD to immediately inform all its personnel, credentialed or otherwise, that it would be a clear violation of law for teachers to recruit their students on school property during school hours to volunteer for a specific political campaign.

“This is open and shut,” said Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.  “Pursuant to both case law and a specific provision of the California Education Code, what Boxer wants would leave LAUSD subject to both civil and potentially criminal sanctions.  Common sense should also tell her that seeking public resources and classroom time from teachers to do her political bidding is just wrong.  Barbara Boxer should know better.”

A copy of the letter was faxed to both the school district and the Board of Education this morning, and is attached here in PDF form.

A copy of the letter which was sent from Boxer’s office to teachers is also attached here.
   
For more information about the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association or for an online copy of the letters, visit: http://www.HJTA.org.


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14 Comments:

Blogger Walter Moore said:

What, it's wrong to seek "undocumented volunteers?"

October 27, 2010 1:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The ends justify the meanies.

October 27, 2010 1:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow, good thing the TEACHERS' UNIONS aren't all in cahoots with the DEMOCRATS, or something like this might have actually happened.

GOOD thing!

We all KNOW that the TEACHERS' UNIONS will put the good of the STUDENTS first, and not look out for the interests of the PARTY that they funnel ALL their political contributions to.

October 27, 2010 1:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"The end justifies the means" should be the official DNC slogan. Watch. On Tuesday we'll be reminded again of how far Democrats will go to win.

October 27, 2010 1:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Common practice for NCs. 'Los Feliz Forward' and your friend O'Grady comes immediately to mind.

October 27, 2010 1:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Speaking of "ends" and "means" did you ever notice that the actor that the City's Ch. 35 hired for a number of its public service ads (like the one that ran during executive session today) is the same guy that does most of the the "we'll make your manhood longer" pills over and over again, all over the basic cable stations?

That's the only place you ever see him -- CH. 35 L.A. City PSAs, and early a.m. limp d*ck/extension "medicine" commercials.

What's up with that?

Doesn't anyone check downtown before they cast these things -- that they're basically hiring soft-core porn actors to tell people how to us ZIMA and which sub-dept. of Public Works can help them get old sofas picked up at home?

100,000 out-of-work actors in L.A. and they have to get some guy who's basically "Mr. EXTENZ!"

October 27, 2010 2:10 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

yawn.

October 27, 2010 2:33 PM  

Blogger mulholland terrace said:

I kind of stop reading anything at "According to the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association..." The shills you go to when you're Republican and you can't find anyone else to say something you'd like said.

October 27, 2010 3:03 PM  

Blogger mulholland terrace said:

'Los Feliz Forward' and your friend O'Grady comes immediately to mind.


Yup.

October 27, 2010 3:04 PM  

Anonymous John Birch said:

Walter the racist spewer of Latino hate, opens his bigoted mouth yet again.

October 27, 2010 3:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:49 p.m. "The end justifies the means" should be the official DNC slogan.


WHAT, and give up "Hope!" and "Change" (and "HOPE for some small CHANGE left over from the dollars you earn, once we increase taxes")

That worked SOOOO well two years ago, yet now -- here in Calif., where the Dems have controlled everything for years -- "change" especially, it a 4-letter-word.

What's Babs "don't call me ma'am" Boxer running on this year? "Elect me to start a 4TH DECADE in D.C., or Carly will CHANGE things in Washington" -- like abortion on demand, paid for by the taxpayer, and crippling anti-business Big Brother regulations and environmental quackery.

And THAT kind of "change" would be baaaaaaad!

October 27, 2010 3:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joseph Mailander has become an caricature even of himself.

October 27, 2010 3:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The nasty people are getting mad. Self righteous.

I live in Los Feliz and have met Tom O'Grady. Good guy. We will vote for him.

October 27, 2010 5:24 PM  

Anonymous Mark L. said:

The sad thing is that MayorSam will promote O'Grady to become his councilmember simply because Mulholland Terrace seems to not like O'Grady. So so petty.

If you loved LaBonge as your councilmember, MayorSam, then you will orgasm to O'Grady representing you.

Why don't you do the research, MayorSam?

October 28, 2010 10:09 AM  

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