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Monday, March 02, 2015

"No on Charter Amendment 1 & 2" Media Event at City Hall

What: Press Conference, No on Measures 1 & 2: Don’t Be Suckered
Who: Opponents of Charter Amendments, including Councilmember Bernard Parks, former L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina, LAUSD School Board Member Bennett Kayser, and City Council candidates Cindy Montanez, Grace Yoo, Bobbie Jean Anderson, Fred Mariscal, Ross Sarkissian, and other City Council and school-board candidates.
When: Monday, March 2, 10 a.m.
Where: City Hall, South Steps (separate nearby covered location in case of rain: City Hall East)

Visuals: Vote NO sign-wavers handing out suckers, Council and school-board candidates, ordinary Angelenos voting NO, City Hall.
Community leaders and prominent advocates opposing Charter Amendments 1 and 2 on the March 3 city election ballot will hold a press conference to convey reasons why the measures deserve rejection by voters.
"Out-of-state billionaires are trying to buy my school-board seat as we speak," says LAUSD Board Member Bennett Kayser, seeking reelection in District 5. "Candidates backed by their communities, and not sponsored by special interests, will have no chance in school-board elections if Measures 1 and 2 pass." 
Placed onto the ballot by City Hall politicians, led by Council president Herb Wesson, the 2 measures to change when Angelenos vote for city and school-board representatives are coming under scathing criticism for burying local elections and failing their stated purpose of improving voter engagement, while actually extending the terms in office and enriching the pensions of their sponsors on City Council.
The campaign to pass the measures has incurred searing news coverage for repeated falsehoods in communications with voters and reliance on huge contributions from corporate special interests, including a Big Tobacco company and several out-of-state billboard companies, with business before City Council. That campaign is co-chaired by an activist caught lying to voters who doesn't live in the city and another co-chair who is a registered lobbyist. When challenged by the fact he is promoting ballot measures that fail their stated purpose and depending on out-of-state corporate special interests' cash, the lobbyist lashed out at a leading opponent of the measures

The 2 ballot measures would change the charter of the City of Los Angeles. Changes to the city charter are extraordinarily difficult to undo.

Save Our City Elections, the grassroots community-based coalition opposing the charter amendments, will lead the press conference.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why are Tobacco companies and companies that want to put electronic billboards throughout the city spending money to re-elect Nury Martinez and pass this charter amendment? And why aren't our civic leaders denouncing this attempted coup?

Bernard Parks is the only elected official leading the opposition against this. Former County Supervisor and former Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez deserve credit for also taking a stand against these
"fake reform" ballot measures.

Best of luck to all of the grassroots candidates who aren't being bought by these special interests!

March 02, 2015 9:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Another way for Huevon to get an extra 15 months

March 02, 2015 3:36 PM  

Anonymous Michael M said:

18 months, and Jose may have deal worked with DeLeon to take over if Jose wants out to run for state seat. and Keven D will take over remaining time in CD-14, without an election! How does that sound. Lets all call office of these two and see the response we get....m

March 02, 2015 9:06 PM  

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