Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement regarding San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s statewide initiative proposal attacking public employees:
“Here we go again: another out-of-state right-wing bankrolled full-frontal attack on our public school teachers, nurses, firefighters, and police officers. This time, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and his extremist friends, like former Enron executive John Arnold of Texas, have gone too far with their proposed initiative that slaps the faces of the hardworking people who have dedicated themselves and, in many cases, risked their lives in serving our communities. Moreover, Arnold alone has already spent hundreds of thousands of out-of-state dollars on this proposal in our state.
“We can’t break our promises to these public servants midway through their careers by changing the rules of the game on their security. We can’t allow another out-of-state extremist scheme assault California’s best. This initiative proposal is inherently unfair, unreasonable, and unwise. On behalf of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, I urge California voters to reject this initiative proposal.”