AUDIO: Newspaper Refuses to Print Legal Notice for Initiative to Defund Sanctuary City
I have experienced another unexpected "first" in my life as an activist. Each time I think I have planned for every contingency I get surprised by some other strange twist and turn in the saga of patriotic activism.
A couple of weeks ago I had to deal with the Huntington Park city clerk refusing to accept our initiative documents -- something she was required by law to do. After we refused to leave she forced a police officer to process our paperwork and we captured it on video.
As many of you already know American Children First launched our "Operation Defund Sanctuary Cities" campaign which centers on filing initiatives to repeal the utility user taxes in cities like Cudahy and Huntington Park.
Before we can begin gathering signatures, we are required by law to publish a legal notice about our initiative in a paper of general circulation that has been adjudicated by the Los Angeles County Superior Court. There are rules that govern which newspapers meet the government requirements.
The Press, published by the Los Angeles Wave newspaper groups, is the primary local paper that circulates in the cities of Cudahy and Huntington Park. According to a voicemail and phone call discussions with staff tasked with handling the publication of legal notices, publisher Pluria Marshall refused to accept and publish our legal notice.
This is the same newspaper group and publisher that filed for bankruptcy protection in 2005.
Can you believe that?
Here is the audio clip from the message we received below:
Marshall owns several local papers in the South East Los Angeles region under the Los Angeles Wave newsgroup masthead.
Some days you just have to throw up your hands and laugh even though you want to punch walls and breaks things.
There is nothing glamorous about being an activist.
The truth is we have to deal with so much grunt-work behind the scenes in our less-than-sexy quest to advance our nationalist agenda.
I would imagine that because the publisher receives a steady dose of business from the local cities that we are targeting that he would rather decline our business so as to not alienate his reliable government customers. Or perhaps, he was threatened by the elected officials in these cities.