Political Action

largemed_Pam@AKAs Counduct Voter Reg_1.jpgThe Faithful Central Bible Church Political Action Ministry (PAM) serves as the pastor's liaison to the community relative to political, governmental and community affairs. This includes but is not limited to: escorting elected officials and other dignitaries at Sunday services, interviewing and screening political candidates, analyzing ballot measures, hosting candidates’ forums and town hall meetings on political issues, and attending community meetings and political events.

If you would like to become involved or need more information about the Political Action Ministry, please call us at 310.330.8000 ext. 3270 or e-mail us at politicalaction@faithfamily.org.

 

 
General Political Action Meeting


When: Every 4th Thursday 

Time: 7pm-9pm

Location: Trinity Building

For more information please email politicalaction@faithfamily.org.


 

Three Courageous Members of the Board of Supervisors Vote to Restore the Cross

 

On Tuesday, January 7, 2014, three courageous members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to put the cross back on the County Seal. Supervisors Mike Antonovich and Don Knabe had been the two dissenting votes when the motion was passed to remove it, despite the appeals of several religious leaders, including our own Bishop Ulmer, in 2004. However, last week, thanks to Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who cast the third and deciding vote, the cross will now be restored. In response to a threat of lawsuits by an ACLU representative, “Ridley-Thomas dismissed concerns about a potential court battle, saying the county has bigger problems...‘The mission is a part of the seal. There's no controversy about that, and I think this is much ado about constitutional wrangling,’ Ridley-Thomas said. ‘The seal will take care of itself.’” (Sewell, Abby and Mehta, Seema. Los Angeles Times, January 7, 2014.)

 

If you would like to express your appreciation to these three members of the Board for this courageous act, you may do so by e-mailing or calling them as follows:

 

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, District 2

e-mail: seconddistrict@bos.lacounty.gov 

(213) 974-2222

 

Supervisor Don Knabe, District 4

e-mail: cburnett@lacbos.org 

(213) 974-4444

 

Supervisor Mike Antonovich District 5

e-mail: rroman@bos.co.la.ca.us 

(213) 974-5555

 

Dear Neighbor,

It was truly a pleasure interacting with so many of you during my five town hall meetings (pictured below) throughout the district over the past six weeks. In these meetings, we discussed the budgetary battles before us in Congress, strengthening and preserving Medicare and Social Security for future generations, and other issues that were affecting you, your family and community. During each meeting, there was also a panel of experts on hand to discuss the progress and challenges associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. 

It is extremely important to me to hear the thoughts and concerns of my constituents within California's 43rd District. That was my sole purpose in holding the town hall meetings and I appreciate all who came. In most of them, we had a standing room only crowd and everyone, as far as I know, who wanted to speak, got the opportunity to do so.

 

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As your representative in Congress, my door is always open. If you ever need anything please do not hesitate to call my District office at (323) 757-8900 or visit my website at http://email.capitolenews.com/q/mueretN2og85dNuDwbSu-GCFYhPrQnPNjkd8Au8HYDxMKDAGNfJU6VGdb

Sincerely,
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Maxine Waters
Member of Congress 

 


 
 UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
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Why Won't Debra Bowen Do Her Job?
 
When I volunteered to be the proponent of the referendum to overturn the co-ed bathroom law, I knew that it would be a tough task.  While the majority of Californians instinctively know that boys and girls should not be forced to share bathrooms, locker rooms and showers, a vocal minority was making sexual integration of bathrooms their cause.
 
But I did not know that I would also be fighting so many government officials along the way.  Perhaps I was naive in believing that employees in county registrars offices and the Secretary of State were supposed to be unbiased in doing their job.  Unfortunately I was wrong.
 
As most of you know, as the proponent of the referendum, I had to sue Debra Bowen, the California Secretary of State, to force her to count signatures thrown out in two northern counties.  The facts were shocking.  In one county a Federal Express delivery person was turned away at the county mail room.  He was told to come back several days later, after the deadline to submit signatures.  He brought the package back as directed and the Secretary of State said those signatures would not be counted.  Bowen ignored the action of the county employee and simply said that the signatures were turned in too late. 
 
The judge in Gina Gleason versus Debra Bowen saw it differently.  He was emphatic that the Secretary of State needed to count those signatures.  His preliminary judgment was so strong that the Secretary of State and her attorneys did not even show up for the hearing.
 
More than two months have passed since that ruling.  In that time the full count of signatures was completed and PFAS was told that we were 17,276 signatures short of the number needed to qualify.  It was assumed we would cry a few tears and move on.  But we knew that there were easily 17, 276 improperly rejected signatures in the more than 131,000 that were tossed out.  And we would fight for those just as we had for the signatures Debra Bowen threw out in those two northern California counties.
 
This week we were notified that the Secretary of State was going to appeal the ruling in Gleason v. Bowen
 
Perhaps it is because she knows that we will be able to identify more than enough improperly rejected signatures. 
 
Perhaps it is because she knows that the appeal will cost us time and money while her legal team comes free of charge from the State. 
 
Perhaps it is a way to delay reimbursing PFAS the legal fees we spent in her earlier loss in court.
 
But I am not giving up.  In fact, I am going to take every opportunity I can to point out that the Secretary of State is acting much more like an advocate than a referee.
 
And I am going to ask you to show the Secretary of State that we will not be bullied
 
This fight is far from over.  Please help me assure that this latest outrage from the Secretary of State will not drain our funds.  Please donate to keep our team fighting to qualify the referendum and to fight back against the shameful tactics of our government officials.
 
Thank you for your prayers and support.
 
Gina Gleason
Proponent

 

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