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90.7fm KPFK Uprising Radio
The Strategy Center’s “No on the Six” Campaign
Broadcast September 24th, 2008
Featuring an interview with Lisa Adler on the No on the Six campaign.
Listen to this segment | the entire program (.mp3 format)

90.7fm KPFK Beautiful Struggle
Beautiful Struggle Community Panel
Broadcast September 16th, 2008
Features Damon Azali-Rojas and Manuel Criollo speaking on the No on the Six campaign. (Fast forward to 13:25 in the program to hear the start)

Download this program(.mp3 format, 13.3 MB) 58:10 minutes

Measure R
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Los Angeles Times
Union goes to airwaves with ads against Measure R
The Engineers and Architects Assn. today began running ads opposing Measure R, the proposal to raise the sales tax in L.A. County for more mass transit and road projects. They also plan to do robocalls. The target of the ads is Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraiogsa, who is pushing Measure R and whose longtime political consultant Ace Smith is running the Measure R campaign. An excerpt from the ad...
Published October 24, 2008 (View Full Story)

Los Angeles Times
Who is funding the Measure R campaign?
The latest round of campaign fund-raising reports have arrived, providing a glimpse of which individuals and groups are ponying up money for Measure R, the effort to raise the sales tax in Los Angeles County by a half-cent to pay for more mass transit and freeway projects.
Among those spearheading the fund-raising effort is Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Published October 23, 2008 (View Full Story)

La Opinion
Ultimo empuje a la Medida R
Con los comicios presidenciales a la vuelta de la esquina, las autoridades han acelerado la campa?a a favor de la Medida R, que busca captar fondos para proyectos de transporte en este condado por medio del aumento de medio centavo al impuesto sobre..
Published October 23, 2008 (View Full Story ... )

Pasadena Weekly
Driving a Hard Bargain
I can’t lie. The brightly colored Measure R pamphlet that arrived in my mailbox caught my eye — even if mainly because it wasn’t a credit card bill. I quickly delved into the brochure, initially nodding along with the Metro 5-Point Plan Project Index, which was spelled out for me in simple, albeit vague, terms.  
Published October 16, 2008 (View Full Story)

L.A. Watts Times
Bus Riders Union Says No to Proposed MTA Sales Tax
Overcrowded buses, fare hikes and poor service are just a few of the issues that the Bus Riders Union takes on regularly. Now the group is taking on the proposed half-cent sales tax initiative that could make its way onto the November ballot. According to Bob Schmidt of the Tax Foundation, if the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger get their way, Los Angeles could surpass Chicago as having the highest sales tax in the nation...
Published September 18, 2008 (View Full Story ... )

LA Times
L.A. tax measures could be a tough sell on Nov. 4

With so much economic uncertainty, voters are telling politicians they're unsure they can handle an additional financial burden.
Published October 10th, 2008 (read article)

Long Beach Press-Telegram
'No' on Measure R

You would have to look deeply into the details of Measure R, the half-cent sales tax levy on the Nov. 4 ballot, to find projects that would benefit mass transit users or anyone else in the southeastern portion of L.A. County.
Published October 5th, 2008 (read article)

CityWatch Vol 6 Issue 74
Where is Transpo Sales Tax Going? Depends on Where You’re Coming From
The Glassell Park Neighborhood Council hosted a Measure R Forum (½ Cent Sales Tax for MTA designated projects for 30 years) which requires state enabling legislation. This is a report on that August 28 forum.
Published September 12, 2008 (read article)

Los Angeles Times
L.A. County transit agency removes Measure R material from website
The Metropolitan Transportation Agency acts after receiving complaints that its promotion of the sales-tax increase was an improper use of public funds.
Published September 12, 2008 (read article)

LA Weekly
Metro Sales-Tax Shell Game
A $40 billion promise fuels suspicion of an agency that has lied large before.

Published on August 14, 2008 (read article)

KPCC 89.3 fm News In Brief
Bus Riders Union says it is against proposed half-cent sales tax
A proposed half-cent sales tax increase to fund Los Angeles County transportation projects may be dead in the water. KPCC’s Brooke Binkowski has the story.
Published August 6th, 2008 (read article)

Los Angeles CityBeat
Tracks: Paying L.A. to Do It Yourself
There is a lot of slacking going on at Metro.
Published: August 6th, 2008 (read article)

MTA Board Seeks LA County Sales Tax Increase
The MTA board wants to raise the sales tax in LA County, but it will ultimately be up for voters to decide.
Published: June 26th, 2008 (read article)

Op-Ed Articles

Los Angeles Times
The MTA's sales-tax boondoggle
By Eric Mann and Manuel Criollo
L.A.'s transit authority already has enough of our money to improve its most crucial network -- the bus system.
Published July 31, 2008 (read op-ed)


90.7fm KPFK Morning Review with Roy Ulrich
Eric Mann Debates Assemblyperson Mark Feuer on the 1/2 cent sales tax
Broadcast September 4th, 2008
Download this program (.mp3 format, 7.9 MB)

Environmental Initiatives Forum
Manuel Criollo and Assemblyperson Feuer debate on Sales Tax
Recorded on September 4th, 2008
Recorded from a program hosted by the GreenLA Coalition, Liberty Vote, and the League of Conservation Voters on September 4
Download this program (.m4a format, 28.7MB)

Proposition 1A
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Los Angeles Times
Bullet train would be grand, but can we afford it?
The state is essentially broke and running on red ink. School and health programs already have been cut, and more slashing seems inevitable. The economy is sputtering, and tax revenues are tanking. Capitol politicians are gridlocked -- have been for years -- on how to honestly balance the state's books. Is this any time for the state to start building a very expensive high-speed rail line to carry people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 2 1/2 hours?
Published October 27, 2008 (View Full Story...)

LA Daily News
No to high speed rail proposition
To be clear, we're not against having a high-speed rail line between Southern California and the Bay Area. The idea of zipping safely to San Francisco in the time it takes to get to the airport and through security for less than a plane ticket is an attractive one. But attractive enough to recommend a $10 billion commitment at one of the economically bleakest times for the state in recent history? No. Published October 20, 2008 (View Full Story...)

San Bernardino Sun
Ticket too costly for this train ride
Nothing about this plan makes sense except to the promoters, many of whom would profit from it if voters were foolish enough to commit the billions of dollars.
Published Oct 19, 2008 (read article)

Proposition 6
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L.A. Watts Times
No on Prop 6 Rally
Hundreds of students, activists and community members marched from the Twin Towers jail in downtown Los Angeles to Castelar Elementary School in Los Angeles, on Oct. 14, demonstrating opposition to Proposition 6 on the Nov. 4 ballot. Prop. 6, known as “The Safe Neighborhoods Act,” seeks to spend billions of state dollars on prisons, police and probation. Speakers included Los Angeles Unified School District educators, students, gang intervention specialists and religious leaders.
Published October 23, 2008 (View Full Story ... )

La Opinion
City Council opposing Runner
Los Angeles contra iniciativa de Runner
“A mí me dieron una segunda oportunidad. Todos los jóvenes la merecen, porque si no…”. La voz de Luis Salazar se quebría media frase. Parado frente al micrófono en la sala de sesiones del Concejo de Los Angeles. El joven de 17 a os trataba de contener...( read article )
Published: June 12th, 2008

Concejo se opone a iniciativa 'Vecindarios Seguros'
Miembros del Concejo de la ciudad de Los Angeles votaron ayer en contra de la ley "Vecindarios Seguros", la cual catalogaron como una iniciativa equivocada, discriminatoria e inconstitucional, que representa un peligro para la juventud. (read article )
Published: June 12th, 2008


90.7fm KPFK Uprising Radio
Proposition 6 Criminalizes Youth, Immigrants, People of Color
Broadcast August 7th, 2008
Featuring an interview with Lisa Adler on Proposition 6
Listen to this segment | the entire program (.mp3 format)

Proposition 8
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La Opinion
An Unnecessary Proposal
Proposition 8 seeks to amend the California Constitution to expressly guarantee that marriage must be between a man and a woman. We believe this is an unnecessary initiative that would impose a constitutional restriction on rights now held by a group...
Published: October 9th, 2008 ( read article )


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