LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement in response to the Democrats for Education Reform’s statement on LACDP’s cease and desist letter:
“The Los Angeles County Democratic Party has always worked side-by-side with teachers and educators to stand up and fight to improve public education for our students.
“However, no organization or person, including the so-called ‘Democrats for Education Reform,’ is above the law and they may not buck the statutory requirements set forth in law. We are surprised at former State Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero’s comments. As a former Senate Majority Leader, she is fully aware of the requirements of California’s Elections Code and campaign finance laws.
“Third party groups, such as EdVoice, that deceive voters with independent expenditures to promote and insinuate the purported support of Democratic-sounding groups like DFER, while being funded by Republicans and conservative organizations, serve only to mislead voters and distort truth.
“The Los Angeles County Democratic Party stands behind our cease and desist letter and looks forward to the Democrats for Education Reform’s prompt compliance with its legal obligations as set forth in the provisions of the California Elections Code.”