Today in Norwalk a new movement began to stop higher taxes, and to take back Sacramento from "do-nothing-tax-us-to-death-politicians."
A loud, enthusiastic crowd of local community leaders, grassroots activists, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, from every part of our rich colorful and diverse area gathered at Norwalk City Hall on Saturday morning, to rally Against Propositions 1A to 1F. he 6 Ballot measures will be appearing on next Tuesday's California Special Election Ballot.
Those speaking at the Rally included Homeless Advocate Ted Hayes, Cerritos College Trustee Bob Arthur, Community Organizer Randy Economy, Former Bellflower School Board Member Rick Royse, Bellflower Councilman Art Olivier, Pico Rivera Community Leader Luis Alvarado, La Mirada Businessman Noel Jamie, State Assembly candidate P.J. Mellana, and Cerritos community leader Allen Wood.
Seen above is me, Randy Economy (No No No No) as me with the incredible/inspirational Ted Hayes. This was the first time I had met Ted Hayes, and we instantly bonded...what a great guy. Also seen is Cerritos College Trustee Bob Arthur during his now famous "ENOUGH" speech!!! Right on! Here is a summary of the event from Matt Kauble from our Group Facebook Page. Well SAID MATT:
"For a 1st time out we got about 50 folks out to our Norwalk Tea Party, hope to have the video from today's event up on youtube.com by tomorrow. For those not willing to wait for the video, here is a synopsis followed by a link to the pictures:Ted Hayes, Rick Royse of Bellflower spoke about the high government imposed costs that are causing businesses leaving California, Luis Alvarado of Pico Rivera talked to how the unions and politicians stacked the deck in Pico Rivera to make it the city with the highest taxes and how we are trading private sector jobs for public sector jobs, Bob Arthur of Norwalk got up and spoke to how local governments routinely balance their budgets only to have a mismanaged state take from their coffers, we then had an open mike with two brave souls got up and spoke about how the high costs are affecting their communities one of them (Bellflower resident P.J. Mellana) going so far as declaring for the 50th State Assembly because of the corruption and mismanagement among the elected officials in the partisan offices. We then went to Cerritos residents Allan Wood, who reminded everyone to vote against the 6 props, & Randy Economy, who talked concerning how badly the government has been mismanaged by Arnold Schwarzenegger and before him Gray Davis and why he left the Democrat Party. Randy then swore everyone in to pledging to go to the polls and vote No on each of the Propositions. We finished off with Ted Hayes reading the preamble to the U.S. Constitution and the pledge each of our public officials have lifted their hands to pledge in God's name to do, but how we need to hold them accountable.It was a great day with a great line up of speakers."