Friday, April 24, 2015

ASTRO TURF Students Matter goes on offensive against 'anti-Vergara' bills - LA School Report

Students Matter goes on offensive against 'anti-Vergara' bills - LA School Report:



Students Matter goes on offensive against 'anti-Vergara' bills






The non-profit group behind the Vergara lawsuit, Students Matter, went on the offensive today against three bills introduced recently in the California legislature that the group says are “anti-Vergara” as well as unconstitutional.
The bills, AB 753AB 575, and SB 499, all work in direct opposition to the landmark Vergara v. California decision, Ben Austin, who leads policy development and advocacy for Students Matter, said on a conference call with reporters today.
“We are seeing bills debated on the floor, like Assembly Member [JoseMedina‘s bill, and we see Assembly members who are wholly uneducated about the constitutional, legal and moral implications of the Vergara decision,” Austin said.
In the Vergara decision in June 2014, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu struck down California’s laws regarding teacher tenure, layoffs and Students Matter goes on offensive against 'anti-Vergara' bills - LA School Report:





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Astroturf lobbying refers to political organizations or campaigns that appear to be made up of grassroots activists but are actually organized and run by corporate interests seeking to further their own agendas. Such groups are often typified by innocent-sounding names that have been chosen specifically to disguise the group's true backers

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