LOS ANGELES NEWS.
BY G. JUAN JOHNSON
I posted this via FB to citizens Aura Vasquez, D. Spiva, M. Segura, M. Sanchez, M. Fuerte after they questioned why I said corruption has been proven under Mayor Eric Garcetti.
By email January 15, 2020, the city council was asked to disqualify five candidates for the council seat District 10. (The same email appears in the city damage claim.) Candidates for public office take an oath. Candidates are prohibited from violating the law or participating in a violation of the law. CITY DAMAGE CLAIM FILED OVER DENIAL EQUAL OPPORTUNITY. The candidate forum for District 10 for today(January 12) at FAME Church is the subject of a Claim for Damages filed with the Los Angeles City clerk’s office on January 22, 2020. A similar complaint was filed with the State Department of Fair Employment and Housing for denial of “equal privileges, services” etc. under the State Unruh Act on January 23. The 32 page complaint asks for money damages for “the politics of exclusion”, “denial of equal opportunity by Church and councils”, “violation of IRS regulations re Churches and Political Candidates” abuse of city tax dollars, interference with the election process, violation city code of ethics etc. Named as parties are Los Angeles city department of Neighborhood Empowerment, all city funded neighborhood councils, Holman Church members and employees, FAME church members and employees, Messob Ethiopian Restaurant, the Ethiopian Democratic Club, USC, LA County Board of Supervisors, Mark Ridley Thomas, Melvin Snell, Channing Martinez, Aura Vasquez, Grace Yoo. A related article can be seen at the website https://wp.me/P57D2C-KE or Google 2020committeetoelectjohnson.com and see “disqualification of candidates”. Anyone who attends or participates in the forums may be in violation of civil rights statutes prohibiting denial of equal opportunity. The three candidate forums have prohibited certified and qualified write-in candidates the equal opportunity to speak as candidates. There are over 250 write-in candidates who could potentially invalidate the election results. Ridley-Thomas should be disqualified for using LA County monies and position to participate in denial of equal opportunity, a violation of his code of ethics. Business as usual for Ridley Thomas. This is the third candidate forum that denied qualified write-in candidates the equal privilege to speak as candidates. https://wp.me/P57D2C-Lx
(Below not posted to the FB post)
Section 73.1940 [47 CFR §73.1940]
Legally qualified candidates for public office
(a) A legally qualified candidate for public office is any person who:
(1) Has publicly announced his or her intention to run for nomination or office;
(2) Is qualified under the applicable local, State or Federal law to hold the office for which he or she is a candidate; and
(3) Has met the qualifications set forth in either paragraph (b), (c), (d), or (e) of this section.
(b) A person seeking election to any public office including that of President or Vice President of the United States, or nomination for any public office except that of President or Vice President, by means of a primary, general or special election, shall be considered a legally qualified candidate if, in addition to meeting the criteria set forth in paragraph (a) of this section, that person: (1) Has qualified for a place on the ballot; or
(2) Has publicly committed himself or herself to seeking election by the write-in method and is eligible under applicable law to be voted for by sticker, by writing in his or her name on the ballot or by other method, and makes a substantial showing that he or she is a bona de candidate for nomination or office
Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Title 47 United States Code)
“Discrimination between candidates. In making time available to candidates for public office, no licensee shall make any discrimination between candidates in practices, regulations, facilities, or services for or in connection with the service rendered pursuant to this part, or make or give any preference to any candidate for public office or subject any such candidate to any prejudice or disadvantage; nor shall any licensee make any contract or other agreement which shall have the effect of permitting any legally qualified candidate for any public office to broadcast to the exclusion of other legally qualified candidates for the same public office.”