I am so BLESSED to have Shon Hopwood in my world.
Shon Hopwood on 60 Minutes from Michael G. Santos on Vimeo.
|Remembering Captain Rosa|
|Scene of tragedy from the Long Beach Fire Department Twitter Account.|
|Hey Garcetti....these are HOMELESS KIDS living on SKID ROW in LOS ANGELES.|
Photo taken from the Fred Jordan Mission Website.
I've been to lawless places, and I've visited places under authoritarian rule. But nothing prepared me, especially as a parent and a public official, for my visit to Tornillo, TX today.
That's because I visited a place where children are being imprisoned, alone, without their parents. And our own government put them there.
Children aren't poker chips. They are the most precious of people, and they deserve protection -- not persecution -- from Washington. They must be reunited with their families now. That was the message our bipartisan coalition of mayors delivered today in Texas
The American people are standing united against this horror, from coast to coast, Republican and Democrat alike. And faced with public outcry, the White House has started backing down.
But make no mistake -- President Trump's executive order does nothing for the 2,300 children already locked up. He is counting on his gameplan of distraction and division to move us on to the next "big story." We have to get off this circus ride. We have to save these kids, and we have to bring regime change to Washington.
There are 2,300 children who are still separated from their parents. There are some amazing organizations fighting to reunite families separated at the border. Will you join me in supporting them?
Our values are not negotiable. America is a nation that should always lead with heart and humanity.
But today, any pretense that Washington is built by the people, of the people, and for the people is gone. The American people are compassionate and decent, but what our government has been doing to these children is obscene.
Yes, this was President Trump's policy. But the Republican Congress could have stopped it at any time, too. And they didn't. They have abandoned their role as a check on the executive branch. They are collaborators.
President Trump is not on the ballot until 2020. But his agenda can be stopped if we take back Congress in November.
Don't let these congressional collaborators hide under the chaos that President Trump brings. We must expose them for who they are -- lockstep tools of President Trump; cowards who traumatize children because they won't stand up to the bully in the White House; craven politicians who favor the wealthy over working people.
They want to divide us into two Americas: urban vs. rural, coastal vs. heartland, immigrant vs. native born. They know that if we're fighting each other, they have free reign to enrich their benefactors, promote themselves, and ignore our needs. Despite the horrors along our border, the truth is that the American people, across all 50 states, are honorable and neighborly. They believe that our nation is strongest when more people have a shot at the American dream, and when America sets the global standard for justice and equality.
There are two Americas today; but it's Washington vs. the rest of us.
It's time for the rest of us to take our country back.
|I took this photo of ex-Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez during a Norwalk City Council meeting...before he was indicted in what former Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley said was the "biggest political corruption scandal in the history of LA County." |
Randy Economy Photo
|The late Larry Nelson, and John Martins. |
Both beloved former Mayors of Artesia, California and both are now looking down at us from above. I took this photo of these two remarkable men at a charity fundraiser for a local community organization a few moons ago. Great expressions. Great energy. Great memory.
|John Martins. I will never forget you!|
|The map of the Three California's. Where do you fit it. Where do you stand?|
|Tim Draper, the Father of Three California's.|
|File this crime under category of |
"The Dumbest Cop Ever Looking To Get A Rub Down."
|The Big Rub Down Goes Bust in WeHo|
|Political Stud in the Making? Warren Gubler is hanging on by 12 chads...well sort of....stay tuned....|
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|Dustin Lance Black Producer of the acclaimed movie "Milk," and his Husband Olympian Tom Daley|
|My Client, Republican Candidate Scott Baugh being interviewed by Elex Michaelson of Fox News Los Angeles in the Team Baugh Campaign Headquarters.|
|Coachella Valley's Rich Gilgallon and Paul Cashin with KNEWS Radio are now the subject of a formal complaint with the Federal Communications Commission after spewing intentional lies against Congressional Candidate Dan Ball.|