Assemblymember David Hadley’s decision to not vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in this historic election is not just any regular, average non-decision that he tends to make in his life as a representative of the South Bay. No, this one is much, much bigger.
Because this time, his non-decision could help put Donald Trump into the Oval Office.
Yes, that Republican Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. Yes, the one who just called President Obama and Hillary Clinton “the founders of ISIS” and implied in a speech that gun owners should shoot Secretary Hillary Clinton or the judges that she nominates as President. Yes, the same Donald Trump who, since he announced his candidacy, has called for punishment for women who seek abortions, called Mexicans “rapists,” made fun of a disabled reporter and said he wants to ban Muslims from the country.
Buckles under pressure and then decides to not take a stand at all
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Assemblymember David Hadley has decided again to duck and run when it comes to decisions that matter to the people of the South Bay. In a pattern that has become his signature move in Sacramento, Hadley sidesteps an issue by taking no stand at all and then pretends like he has actually taken a stand. In this case, he announced, in an Op-ed, that he would make a non-decision in the Presidential race by voting for neither Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, his Republican party’s nominee.
Los Angeles Times
The California Fair Political Practices Commission confirmed it is investigating allegations that Assemblyman David Hadley illegally coordinated with an independent expenditure committee supporting him.
“ExxonMobil’s repeated violation of air pollution standards is unacceptable. Children and working families in Torrance and the South Bay are being repeatedly exposed to emissions exceeding AQMD standards. Clearly the fines appear to have been inadequate as a deterrent. AQMD needs to crack down more effectively on air pollution violations and do a better job of monitoring and sharing information on the air that we are breathing.”
By JORDAN IKEDA, Rafu Contributor
July 26, 2016 - Rafu Shimpo
An entire spectrum of liberal Asian Pacific Islander American voices gathered together on Wednesday night in Little Tokyo at Fu-Ga Izakaya & Bar.
Co-hosted and organized by the California Young Democrats Asian Pacific Islander Caucus (CYD API) and the Korean American Democratic Committee (KADC), the Summer Kickoff Reception was a chance to bring diversity across API generations together.