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Please take a moment to view the official release below from the Campaign of Aja Brown for Mayor.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2013
COMPTON, CA (March 27, 2013) - On March 25, 2013, several bins of undelivered election materials were discovered awaiting destruction at a local Compton post office. A subsequent press conference was scheduled by an independent party unrelated to the campaign touting Mrs. Aja Brown, Mayoral candidate, as its keynote guest speaker.
Aja Brown did not organize any press conference nor did she "call(ed) for FBI and state officials to investigate alleged voter fraud by Mayor Eric Perrodin and City Clerk Alita Godwin" as previously reported. She maintains her steadfast believe that the rights of all voters must be preserved. She states, "The integrity of the election process must be protected for the well-being of our citizens and our community. The citizens of the City of Compton, like every community, deserve a fair, unbiased election that is conducted in a transparent, efficient, and systematic manner. It is the responsibility of the leaders of our community to take every effort to protect the public trust during this electoral process. Our great country was founded on the principles of democracy and is representative of our government today. Every voice must be heard and every vote must be counted." Aja Brown is confident that the pending investigation will be thorough and unbiased and has full faith that justice will prevail.
Compton is a city in southern Los Angeles County, California, United States, situated southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The city of Compton is one of the oldest cities in the county and on May 11, 1888, was the eighth city to incorporate. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 96,455. It is known as the "Hub City" due to its geographic centrality in Los Angeles County. Neighborhoods in Compton include Sunny Cove, Leland, Downtown Compton, and Richland Farms. The city is generally a working class city (some middle-class neighborhoods) and is home to a relatively young community, at an average 25 years of age, compared to the American median age of 35.
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City Hall Compton City Hall Corruption? Tune In Tonight
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The Bell corruption trial
was all about a City Council that allegedly paid itself to attend make-work committee meetings. Those meet-ups ended up adding up to six-figure salaries in a town whose residents are mostly working-class.
In Compton, a similar scandal could be shaping up. KCET teases this morning that it has discovered a similar payment situation for Compton City Council members:
KCET's SoCal Connected says it has discovered that the small-town body is earning most of its salary by attending committee meetings that take less than five minutes to accomplish.
Not only that but the program found out that a $3.5 million loan to a major local campaign donor and civil rights activist has not been repaid. The city also gave him land for nothing, so far, in return, KCET says.
Was it a taxpayer giveaway?
All this as two council members and the city treasurer are up for reelection in two weeks. Tune in tonight at 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. for details.
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Ana Cubas Race- Baiting
Race-baiting in the 9th
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 10:08 am
Despite pre-primary election cries from the community for 9th District City Council candidates to stop their race-baiting campaign tactics to prevail at the ballot box, the pre-runoff election activity in that regard has gotten worse and the voters are hopping mad, as what was once subtle is now in-your-face blatant.
Kokayi Kwa Jitahidi, indefatigable leader of the Ma'at Institute for Community Change - the largest and most effective grassroots organization in South Los Angeles - organized the South Los Angeles Power Coalition and convened a series of candidate forums this year at which aspirants to the 9th District City Council seat were to relate their appraisal of the problems confronting their would-be constituents, the methods they have in mind to solve them and the experience they have in doing so. More than 300 people at a time flocked to these forums in the belief that they would hear candidates speak to the issues that effect their lives, thus enabling them to cast votes that would positively impact the vast 9th District.
Did the people get this information? A little bit, but nearly as much as seven candidates could have provided. What did they get then and what are they getting now?
Ana Cubas, a candidate out of East Los Angeles who is embarked on a race-baiting campaign on steroids which has been hyped up by stupid sex-baiting on her part. Cubas, who is facing a runoff with state Sen. Curren Price for the 9th District seat, has been and continues to tell residents to "vote for me because I'm from El Salvador and because I am a woman." She is so firm in her feminine qualifications that she is reported on the USC newsite, thus: "If elected, I'll establish a women's caucus within the council even if I'm the only one on that caucus. And when I'm termed out ... I will not endorse a man. I don't care how good he is..." Really?
Cubas stresses her irrelevant El Salvadoran birthplace at every opportunity, but ignores the fact that she grew up in Santa Monica and lives in the tony Solano Canyon village in the Mount Washington area of Northeast L.A. She was chief of staff to 14th District Councilman Jose Huizar, who is pushing her to represent the 9th District, an area she knows nothing about and had never even been in until she decided to put her female El Salvadoran-born self on the City Council simply because she's an Hispanic woman.
Not only that, but South L.A. activists tell me Cubas has become so reprehensible in her tactics that she now speaks untranslated Spanish at candidates' meetings. I'm told that she delivers lengthy passages in Spanish that go untranslated, thus enraging her overwhelmingly English-speaking audience which feels she is talking only to Hispanics and therefore is telling them something she does not want English speakers to know.
Kokayi, who is mortified by Cubas' tactics, said there are tensions between some African-Americans and Latinos in South L.A., "but we also recognize that African-American and Latino residents in CD 9 are not waging a full-scale war with one another. As the polling suggests, the majority of voters on the eastside of South L.A. are likely to reject that type of divisive campaigning." Yet, Cubas' failure to address the issues and her reliance on untranslated Spanish speeches do give Kokayi pause. (Not to mention her female chauvinism and her constant trumpeting of her birthplace.)
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