Latinos Against DeMaio
Thursday, May 31, 2012
(Came across the wire this morning -DD)
CONTACT: Benjamin Prado
Latinos Against DeMaio Speak Out Ahead of Landmark Election
Concerned San Diegans shine a light on policies that would devastate Latino community
With just a few days until a crucial election for San Diego's future, members of San Diego's Latino community have come together to reiterate their opposition to Carl DeMaio's bid to be the city's next mayor. In an overwhelming outpouring of activism, more than 100 community members have signed on to the Latinos Against DeMaio coalition in recent weeks.
Carl DeMaio's corporate agenda has done direct harm to San Diego's Latino community for years, and it's important for Latinos to know the truth about DeMaio before voting on June 5th. From attacks on the living wage and other basic worker protections, to the steady erosion of basic public services and attempt to grow the tourism industry without respect for its workers, DeMaio has been bad for Latinos his entire career. Plus, he's the only councilmember to support Arizona's AB 1070 law and has said he would have local police officers take on immigration enforcement.
San Diego is at a crossroads, and it's crucial that our next mayor is truly committed to building a city that works for everyone. If we don't ensure that everyone has a real opportunity to do well in San Diego and by San Diego, we can never build the city we all deserve. And with so many signing on to the Latinos AgainstDeMaio coalition, it's important that their concerns be voiced before election day.
The list includes:
Honorable Richard Barrera, School Board Trustee
Felipe Garcia Jr.
Gilbert Guillen Sanchez
Honorable Ben Hueso, State Assemblymember
Jose Mario Madrid
Honorable Humberto Peraza, Southwestern College Trustee
Honorable Juan Vargas, State Senator