2020 Election Disqualifications Requested

January 19, 2020

(This email is the second as similar below because we added a few email addresses)

Subject: your Jan 25 Candidate Forum – to those who practice ugly segregation – denial of equal opportunity –

Re: “A New Rep for CD-10? Come Meet The Candidates This Saturday!”

From:

G Johnson (redacted)

To:

laura.meyers@unnc.org; esai.vergara@unnc.org; greg.jackson@unnc.org; marielle.farnan@unnc.org; raheem.dawson@unnc.org; gavin.abercrombie@unnc.org; john.arnold@unnc.org; tori.bailey@unnc.org; hmpeace63@gmail.com; cordell.hinton@unnc.org; chris.carlson@unnc.org; mazy.janey@gmail.com; tracey.hart@unnc.org; nanc09@gmail.com; najee.thornton@unnc.org; empowerla@lacity.org; voicesncchair17@gmail.com; garykasbarian@soronc.org; realtorericajung@gmail.com

Cc:

clerk.election@lacity.org; mayor.garcetti@lacity.org; councilmember.wesson@lacity.org; councilmember.ofarrell@lacity.org; councilmember.bonin@lacity.org; councilmember.harris-dawson@lacity.org; councilmember.lee@lacity.org; councilmember.smith@lacity.org; holman@holmanumc.com; hollywoodbureau@naacpnet.org

Date:

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 05:45 PM PST

To those who practice ugly segregation

United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council

Laura Meyers laura.meyers@unnc.org; Esai Nergara esai.vergara@unnc.org; Gregory jackson greg.jackson@unnc.org

Issac Diaz; Marielle Farnan marielle.farnan@unnc.org; Raheem Dawson raheem.dawson@unnc.org

Gavin Abercrombie gavin.abercrombie@unnc.org; John Arnold john.arnold@unnc.org

Tori Bailey tori.bailey@unnc.org; Jorge Sanchez; Paula Southern

Marille Farman marielle.farnan@unnc.org ;Hugh Moore hmpeace63@gmail.com

Cordell Hinton cordell.hinton@unnc.org; Chris Carlson chris.carlson@unnc.org

Kyle Pratt; Janey Williams mazy.janey@gmail.com; Tracey Hart tracey.hart@unnc.org

Nancy Cruz nanc09@gmail.com; Najee Thornton najee.thornton@unnc.org

Council District 10 Field Office

1819 S. Western Ave.

L.A., CA 90006

Dear UNNC and seven other groups and FAME church:

Your email and FB ad claims you will hold a candidate forum for the “5 candidates running” on January 25. Your announcement is incorrect because there are six candidates including myself running for council District 10. I have asked the mayor and city council, as well as the ethics and election divisions, to disqualify all candidates who participate in forums that have denied me equal opportunity to speak as a candidate. I also feel your denial of equal opportunity could constitute grounds for invalidating the election.

I have also made a complaint to the mayor and council that neighborhood councils, since they receive $42,000 in city tax dollars, should not be allowed to use tax dollars to deny myself equal opportunity in this regard. This complaint herein is against the City Department of Neighborhood Development as well as against all Neighborhood Councils individually, their officers and members, et al.

Please let me know that I will be equated equal opportunity and be allowed to speak as a candidate on the podium on January 25. Allowing me to speak as a candidate Jan 25 is not a waiver of any damages that have occured to my campaign as a result of your FB and email announcements of the candidate forum. My campaign email and phone number are a matter of public record. You may also contact me at my personal mobile below or thru this email.

All rights reserved.

G. Juan Johnson
Qualified and certified candidate for council district 10 1522 Hi Point St 9

 Los Angeles CA 90035

Phone (redacted for this blog)

Reference:

City Department of Neighborhood Development

Los Angeles City Hall 20th Floor 200 North Spring Street, Suite 2005 Los Angeles, California 90012 

EmpowerLA@LACity.org

Phone: 213-978-1551

Fax: 213-978-1751

Councils

On Sunday, January 19, 2020, 09:45:40 AM PST, United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council <info@unnc.org> wrote:

A New Rep for CD-10? Come Meet The Candidates This Saturday!

This Saturday, January 25th is your chance to hear directly from the 5 candidates running to represent District 10 in the LA City Council. Herb Wesson has termed out as our representative and a primary election in March will be the first step to determine who succeeds him in office.

UNNC has partnered with 7 neighboring Neighborhood Councils and a local block club to fund and plan this Candidate Forum. An open Q&A session will allow you to directly ask questions of the candidates. Spanish and Korean translation services will be provided as well as an ASL interpreter. More details about the forum are directly below along with flyers about the event that we encourage you to share with your neighbors, family and friends!

DATE: Saturday, January 25, 2020
TIME: 9:30AM Continental Breakfast; 10AM-12PM Forum (Doors open at 9AM)
LOCATION: First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME), 2770 S Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018 FREE to attend. RSVPs are encouraged at: https://cd10-forum.eventbrite.com

Moderated by:
Dr. Jody Armour, Professor of Law, University of Southern California Alex Cohen, Anchor, Spectrum News One

Candidates:
Channing Martinez, Community Organizer
Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Supervisor, 2nd District Melvin Snell, Human Rights Activist
Aura Vasquez, Former Los Angeles City Commissioner
Grace Yoo, Community Leader/Attorney

Forward to a neighbor

Placed in the public domain by United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council.

You are receiving this email because you signed up for our mailing list at a community event, one of our meetings or at our website http://www.unnc.org/
Our mailing address is:

United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council P.O. Box 19219
Los Angeles, CA 90019

2019 Cit Council Of Neighborhood Councils

From the city of Los Angeles website these are the neighborhood council members who claim using taxpayer monies that I as Black candidate should be denied equal opportunity. UGLY SEGREGATION.

I request that candidates Grace Yoo, Aura Vasquez, Melvin Snell, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Channing Martinez be disqualified from the election

c: NAACP.org

January 19, 2020

Commentary by G. Juan Johnson

THE POLITICS OF EXCLUSION. Not all people who practice denial of equal opportunity are white. For those who practice it, it is business as usual. This is an example of Elite Blacks discriminating against their own kind. This is disheartening. I wonder why I paid $300 to the city government to be a candidate. With such a welcoming committee, these people might as well just throw me in the Auschwitz ovens. If you want to express an opinion, you can contact the city department of neighborhood empowerment (sponsor of this event) at 213-978-1551 or FAME Church at 323-735-1251.

USC and Charter Communications To Participate in Biased Forum

FROM: G Johnson (REDACTED)

DATE: Sun 1/19/2020 11:20 AM

SUBJECT: RE A New Rep for CD-10? Come Meet The Candidates This Saturday!

To: United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (info@unnc.org); EmpowerLA@LACity.org; voicesncchair17@gmail.com; john.arnold@unnc.org; garykasbarian@soronc.org; realtorericajung@gmail.com; cerdan.bhnc@gmail.com

Cc: Clerk Election; Mayor Garcetti; councilmember.wesson@lacity.org; City of Los Angeles; City of Los Angeles; City of Los Angeles; councilmember.martinez@lacity.org; Councilmember Harris-Dawson; councilmember.cedillo@lacity.org; Councilmember John S. Lee; councilmember.smith@lacity.org [councilmember.smith@lacity.org]

Dear UNC and seven other groups and FAME church:

“…your announcement is incorrect because there are six candidates including myself running for council District 10…”

Your email and FB ad claims you will hold a candidate forum for the “5 candidates running” on January 25. Your announcement is incorrect because there are six candidates including myself running for council District 10. I have asked the mayor and city council, as well as the ethics and election divisions, to disqualify all candidates who participate in forums that have denied me equal opportunity to speak as a candidate. I also feel your denial of equal opportunity could constitute grounds for invalidating the election.

“…should not be allowed to use tax dollars to deny myself equal opportunity…”

I have also made a complaint to the mayor and council that neighborhood councils, since they receive $42,000 in city tax dollars, should not be allowed to use tax dollars to deny myself equal opportunity in this regard. This complaint herein is against the City Department of Neighborhood Development as well as against all Neighborhood Councils individually, their officers and members, et al.

Please let me know that I will be equated equal opportunity and be allowed to speak as a candidate on the podium on January 25. Allowing me to speak as a candidate  Jan 25 is not a waiver of any damages that have occured to my campaign as a result of your FB and email announcements of the candidate forum. My campaign email and phone number are a matter of public record. You may also contact me at my personal mobile below or thru this email.

All rights reserved.

G. Juan Johnson
Qualified and certified candidate for council district 10
1522 Hi Point St 9
Los Angeles  CA   90035
Phone (redacted)

On Sunday, January 19, 2020, 09:45:40 AM PST, United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council <info@unnc.org> wrote:

A New Rep for CD-10? Come Meet The Candidates This Saturday!

This Saturday, January 25th is your chance to hear directly from the 5 candidates running to represent District 10 in the LA City Council.  Herb Wesson has termed out as our representative and a primary election in March will be the first step to determine who succeeds him in office.  

UNNC has partnered with 7 neighboring Neighborhood Councils and a local block club to fund and plan this Candidate Forum.  An open Q&A session will allow you to directly ask questions of the candidates.  Spanish and Korean translation services will be provided as well as an ASL interpreter.  More details about the forum are directly below along with flyers about the event that we encourage you to share with your neighbors, family and friends!

DATE:  Saturday, January 25, 2020

TIME:   9:30AM Continental Breakfast; 10AM-12PM Forum  (Doors open at 9AM)

LOCATION:  First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME), 2770 S Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018

FREE to attend.  RSVPs are encouraged at:  https://cd10-forum.eventbrite.com

Moderated by: 

Dr. Jody Armour, Professor of Law, University of Southern California  

Alex Cohen, Anchor, Spectrum News One

Candidates: 

Channing Martinez, Community Organizer 

Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Supervisor, 2nd District

Melvin Snell, Human Rights Activist

Aura Vasquez, Former Los Angeles City Commissioner 

Grace Yoo, Community Leader/Attorney

You are receiving this email because you signed up for our mailing list at a community event, one of our meetings or at our website http://www.unnc.org/
Our mailing address is:

United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council P.O. Box 19219
Los Angeles, CA 90019

(EDITOR: THIS EMAIL HAS BEEN REDACTED DUE TO THE GRAPHICS.)

The faces of those who practice ugly segregation

2019 Cit Council Of Neighborhood Councils

From the city of Los Angeles website these are the neighborhood council members who claim using taxpayer monies that I as Black candidate should be denied equal opportunity

January 15, 2020

Ridley JPEG Revised

Inside the Race for Council District 10

(Redacted from Facebook)

Candidate Seeks to Level the Playing Field by Eliminating Opponents

SUBJECT: Disqualification of Candidates Requested

FROM :    G. Juan Johnson

DATE:     Wed 1/15/2020 3:42 PM

TO:         ethics.commission@lacity.org

Cc: clerk.election@lacity.org; Clerk.NCFunding@lacity.org; mayor.garcetti@lacity.org; councilmember.wesson@lacity.org; councilmember.blumenfield@lacity.org; councilmember.harris-dawson@lacity.org; councilmember.cedillo@lacity.org;  councilmember.martinez@lacity.org; councilmember.blumenfield@lacity.org;  councilmember.harris-dawson@lacity.org; councilmember.ofarrell@lacity.org; councilmember.bonin@lacity.org; councilmember.smith@lacity.org; councilmember.Lee@lacity.org; info@piconc.com; Hollywood Bureau; holman@holmanumc.com; EmpowerLA@LACity.org

As previously notified to city officials, on January 11, 2020, I was denied participation at a candidate forum sponsored by the Ethiopian Democratic Club. On January 12, 2020, I was again denied participation at a candidate forum sponsored in part by a number of city funded neighborhood councils.

I believe these actions constitute interference with the election process, unethical conduct, defamation, denial of equal opportunity, and participation by candidates in denial of equal opportunity. Some of the groups claimed there was an election ballot. At the time of those claims, the election ballot had not yet been produced by the County.       I will be filing a formal complaint.

Candidates Mark Ridley Thomas is listed as an LA County Supervisor, Grace Yoo as attorney, Melvin Snell as Human Rights Activist, and Aura Vasquez as LA City Commissioner.

On the basis of this email, I request that the above candidates be disqualified from the March 2020 election race.

All rights reserved,

G. Juan Johnson
2020 Qualified and Certified Candidate District 10

1522 Hi Point St 9
Los Angeles CA 90035

Article Candidate Answers Excludes 3 Candidates

Mark Ridley-Thomas: “We need an effective leader who will treat homelessness like the crises it is.”

Grace Yoo is an attorney

(G. Juan Johnson says we don’t need any more attorneys in government.)

Aura Vasquez: “Our community needs a city councilmember who will fight for our fair share of infrastructure in the budget.”

2018- Vote Johnson Sign 2

Open space helps everyone. Clean air helps everyone. Low density (housing) helps everyone. Fair housing helps everyone. Adequate parking helps everyone. Maintenance and housing services helps everyone.  Communication of the truth helps everyone.

The transportation Metro board needs to be elected, not appointed

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