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."
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.
Labels: 2015 City Council elections, Charter Amendment 1 & 2, Hans Johnson