Measure L

With An Eye On Unionizing More Hotel Workers, UNITE-HERE Pours More Money Into Campaign for By-District Elections

Of the thousands of hotel workers in the Anaheim Resort, only those at a few hotels are actually paying dues into UNITE-HERE Local 11 coffers. UNITE-HERE would love to change that, and to that end has been one of the main forces behind the push to change Anaheim City Council elections from at-large to by-district. Yesterday, UNITE-HERE Local 11 poured ...

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Revealing Interview with Lorri Galloway On Fox News 11

Lorri Galloway was interviewed on September 5 on Fox News LA by anchor Tony McEwing and OC Register editorialists Brian Calle and Joseph Perkins, as part of a series of “You Decide 2014” interviews with local candidates. I found it well worth watching. Not so much because one learns anything new about Lorri Galloway, but because one gets a better sense of how ...

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UCFW Union Dumps $60,000 In Campaign For By-District Elections

The union/progressive campaign to pass Measure L – which would replace at-large council elections with a by-district system — received a big infusion of union money on Tuesday. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union gave $60,000 to the Committee for District Elections, which is running the Yes on Measure L campaign. The Committee for District Elections is being ...

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Militant Union “UNITE-HERE” Puts $25,000 Into Measure L Campaign for By-District Council Elections

The campaign for by-district council elections has received another big union check: UNITE-HERE Local 11 contributed $25,000 to the Committee for District Elections, which is the “Yes on Measure L” campaign.  Who does UNITE-HERE Local 11 represent? Hotel workers (and food service employees). Of what does Anaheim have thousands? Non-unionized hotel workers that UNITE-HERE not only wants, but needs as members.  ...

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ACLU Contributes $10,000 to Measure L – the Campaign for By-District Elections

Here’s news for any conservatives and Republicans out there still clicking the heels of their ruby slippers together and telling themselves the campaign for by-district elections is NOT a left-wing political initiative to capture Anaheim city government: the ACLU of Southern California has donated $10,000 to the Committee for District Elections. The Committee for District Elections is the “Yes on ...

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No Transparency From The San Francisco PAC Funding The Measure L Campaign

Last week I called PowerPac.org, the progressive “issues advocacy” group from San Francisco that has provided nearly half the funding ($45,000) for the Yes on Measure L campaign. I was hoping to connect with a spokesperson who could explain why PowerPac.org was so interested in changing how Anaheim elects its city council, and where the $45,000 came from. The person ...

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Open Letter to the OC GOP: It’s Time for Clarity on What’s Happening in Anaheim

Yesterday evening, I e-mailed this open letter to members of the Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee: Dear member of the Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee: With the November election is only 10 weeks away, there is an urgent need for clarity among Orange County Republican activists, donors and officeholders about the true political situation in Anaheim. ...

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OCEA Gives $2,135 To Al Jabbar’s AUHSD Trustee Campaign

During the last few days, the Orange County Employees Association has donated $2,135 to the election campaign of Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees Al Jabbar, who was appointed to in 2013 to fill a vacancy created by Jordan Brandman’s election to the Anaheim City Council. Jabbar, a Democrat, ran for the Anaheim City School District Board of ...

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By-District Council Elections Initiative Will Be Called “Measure L”

The three initiatives on Anaheim’s November ballot have been christened with their letter names: Measure L: whether to replace at-large council elections with by-district elections. Measure M:  whether expand the city council from four to six members. Measure N:  whether to amend the “Anaheim City Charter regarding water and electric rates be amended to: update language regarding financial reserves, reaffirm ...

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