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Statement on Trump's 2020 State of the Union Address

 

February 4, 2020

LACDP RESPONDS TO THE PRESIDENT'S 
STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

Largest County Democratic Party in America Responds to President Trump's third State of the Union Address

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA -- In response to tonight's State of the Union, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark J. Gonzalez, released the following statement:

"Tonight the president gave his third State of the Union address, and his first as an impeached leader. As predicted, this president, his advisor Stephen Miller, Betsy Devos, and his party have embraced and defended a dangerous agenda that continues to divide our country and test our country's democratic values. With tax policies benefiting corporations and his wealthy friends and family, an unnecessary Space Force, rerouting military funds for his wall, rolling back regulations to protect workers, and actively working to dismantle healthcare for millions, it's clear this president is less interested in fighting for American families, and more interested in political theatrics. What you didn't hear tonight are policies to move this country forward. This president doesn't have them and his party doesn't have them. We will definitely need a "great American comeback" after this failed presidency, and Democrats across LA County and the country are more focused than ever on making sure this is his last State of the Union to our country."

Statement on State Senate Vote on SB50

January 31, 2020
LACDP RESPONDS TO THE STATE SENATE VOTE 
ON SB-50
Largest County Democratic Party in America Responds to the recent vote on SB-50
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA -- In response to the California State Senate voting down SB-50, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark J. Gonzalez, released the following statement:
" am pleased that our State Senators have followed the advice of the members of the LA County Democratic Party and have voted down Senate Bill 50. While we are in an existential and human rights crisis when it comes to addressing housing, rushing through a bill with serious issues is not the way legislators should be doing business. I    applaud the work of Senator Weiner in authoring this bill, and strongly encourage him to continue to do the work with colleagues, grassroots organizations, and city leaders across LA County and the state to come up with a more comprehensive bill that adequately addresses providing housing for our homeless community and low-income workers, tenant displacement, less about putting money in the pockets of developers, and more. I    look forward to seeing the work continue on behalf of LA County, and working with Democratic colleagues to make housing affordable."