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“One person, one vote” protections Ensure Equal Protection for all voters, including immigrants and other non-voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Mike Shimpock, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Assemblyman David Hadley is continuing to show his extreme, right-wing colors by refusing to support “one person, one vote” protections. These protections, ruled upon affirmatively by the U.S. Supreme Court just last month, ensure that population apportionment is determined by total population rather than just voting population. That means every person, including those who cannot vote or choose not to vote, is given equal representation.

Apparently Hadley hasn’t gotten the memo that all people, not just his Republican cronies, matter equally under the law.

“By refusing to endorse these voter protection laws, Hadley shows how little he cares for basic voting rights. Without these protections, many immigrants, children and others who are unable to vote would not be counted when determining legislative districts. That’s not only unfair, it’s, as determined by the Supreme Court, illegal. And yet Hadley refuses to endorse these laws. It is easy to see that Hadley’s true values are just not in line with the voters of the South Bay. “

Hadley’s position on “one person, one vote,” is just another example of how extreme and out-of-touch he is with this moderate, bipartisan district:

  • Repeatedly voted against funding for our schools

  • Voted in lockstep with his extremist Republican colleagues against laws to protect our beaches and air from pollution and oil spills

  • Refused to support “one person, one vote” protections for voters

  • Voted with Republicans to cut Health Insurance for children

  • Opposed health care funding for patients suffering from AIDS/HIV

Republican David Hadley was elected by a 0.5% margin in the lowest turnout election in recorded California history with the aid of nearly $1.2 million in donations from a single billionaire, and has repeatedly voted against the interests of his moderate, bipartisan district.

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