Councilman and mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti, who came down on Controller Wendy Greuel and radio personality Kevin James for outside fundraising and SuperPAC backing, is now backed by a SuperPAC of his own.
It wasn’t long ago that Councilman Garcetti asked Controller Greuel and James to sign the People’s Pledge, which asks candidates to donate 50% of outside fundraising to a charity. Since they didn’t sign it, he did not either.
Now, with only three weeks left until the March 5th elections, Councilman Garcetti’s SuperPAC will pump even more dollars in the Los Angeles mayoral election.
Sadly, the outside expenditures simply blur and dilute the essence of what municipal politics should be about – voter outreach, coming up with innovative solutions, and engaging the community.
The SuperPAC backing Councilman Garcetti was created by Mary Jane Stevenson and Rick Jacobs.
In addition to blurring the line between public servitude and money politics, outside fundraising further shows how detached the other mayoral candidates are from everyday Angelenos.
This city needs someone who does not use outside interest to win an election, but wins it by actually talking with voters, especially those who live in areas all other candidates ignore.
While the news about Councilman Garcetti’s SuperPAC came out, Emanuel Pleitez and his team were walking the streets of Pico-Union.
That’s who you want, the man who will spend his day knocking on doors and letting voters know why he wants to serve them.
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Emanuel Alberto Pleitez is a progressive Los Angeles native, he’s committed to uniting, serving, and inspiring his community. Son of Mexican and Salvadoran immigrants, and experienced in the private and public sector, he hopes to re-energize Los Angeles with a grassroots campaign the likes of which the city has never seen before.
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