Fight Back on Election Day by Remembering These Names for California
Jackie Speier is running for Lieutenant Governor, vacating her current State Senate Seat for Senate District 8. Speier sponsored SB 861, the law that allows California communities to engage in breed profiling. Obviously, responsible dog owners should vote NO to Jackie Speier, wherever and whenever her name appears on a ballot. Tom McClintock is also vying for Lieutenant Governor. He voted NO to the bill and even took the extra step to ask the Governor to Veto SB 861. I don't know about you, but I'm voting YES to McClintock come election day, and I've made absolutely sure my voter registration is updated!
Speier vacating her senate seat leaves an opening. Already, the political vultures are swarming around the opportunity to become State Senator. Amongst those vultures is Leland Yee, a current State Assemblyman. He voted YES to SB 861 and therefore YES to breed discrimination
. He may have thought we wouldn't remember his yes vote, since it was just one among many, but we have. I certainly have, and I hope you do, too, come election day. Give Yee a good kick in the rump by NOT voting for him.
The other political hopefuls for Senate District 8 are Mike Nevin and Lou Papan. Neither one had any voting responsibiliti
es for SB 861, but all three are democrats, and of course, SB 861 was a democrat sponsored bill. That doesn't necessarily mean either would support breed discrimination, but we know one thing for sure -- Leland Yee and Jackie Speier wholeheartedly support breed discrimination
Both Yee and Speier need to be OUT of office if responsible California dog owners hope to be able to keep the dogs of their choice and persons with disabilities don't want to have to keep fighting for their right to keep their service dogs, regardless of breed. (After all, even when told several times that she should exempt service dogs, Jackie Speier refused to write such an exemption into her breed discrimination bill).
Politics is dirty, and here's even more dirt. Want to remember who voted YES and NO to SB 861:
Assembly members voting: http://www.pitbull.us/sb861vote.pdf
State Senators voting: http://www.pitbull.us/politicians.htm
And if you want to keep tabs on who is spending the most money on their campaigns, check out this article. Money might buy advertising and other campaign goodies, but it won't make people forget. We have the following message for Yee: No matter how much money you spend on your campaign, Mr. Yee, ye won't have the vote of responsible dog owners in California.