LACDP Statement on Sexist and Racist Ad in Congressional District 36

Webmaster June 14, 2011 1

Warning: This video contains highly offensive and objectionable audio and visual content.

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement on the sexist and racist ad released by “Turn Right USA” against Janice Hahn in the Congressional District 36 Special Election:

“Tea Party Republican candidate Craig Huey is now getting support from G. Rick Marshall, a perennial losing right wing school board candidate and his PAC Turn Right USA.

“An online ad, released by Turn Right USA, depicts women as strippers, uses African American actors to depict gangbangers, and features lyrics such as “Give us your cash b*tch, so we can shoot up the street!” This exploitation of women and African Americans to ridicule Janice Hahn’s campaign and to suggestively portray young African Americans as criminals is an insult to women and African Americans in Los Angeles and across America.

“This abhorrent attempt to scare voters using racially charged images and degrading language is another desperate attempt by Tea Party extremists to suppress voter turnout in this Congressional Special Election.

“The Los Angeles County Democratic Party vehemently condemns the use of racist, sexist, insensitive, and discriminatory language and imagery in Turn Right USA’s ad against Janice Hahn. Bigoted and misogynistic words and images have no place in this Congressional campaign or any other campaign and have no place in America.

“We demand that those responsible cease running this offensive advertisement and remove it immediately. We further demand those responsible issue an apology to the Los Angeles community. Most importantly, we demand Craig Huey repudiate this ad and its content.”

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One Comment »

  1. Rocky June 15, 2011 at 2:23 PM - Reply

    If Democrats really are offended, then they should stop supporting rap music and Ed Schultz.

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