Monday, January 13, 2020

Big Political Interests Control LAUSD’s Southern Ports District 7 (Election News, March 3, 2020) – redqueeninla

Big Political Interests Control LAUSD’s Southern Ports District 7 (Election News, March 3, 2020) – redqueeninla

Big Political Interests Control LAUSD’s Southern Ports District 7 (Election News, March 3, 2020)

Big political interests are big:  Yep, we all know this, but until a tiny little just-me person comes up against their fighting power it’s hard to comprehend.
Money to candidates comes in two flavors (see graphics here):  (a) that which is controlled by the candidate him/herself, and (b) that which the candidate has no control of, collected and spent by “independent expenditure committees” (IECs) “outside” the campaign.
While the really big shenanigans are contained within IEC expenditures, it turns out campaign donations can be useful indicators of “who” a candidate is, where and among whom their support lies; who considers them a worthy early investment, who chips in downstream.
These monies can even give clues as to regional culture and characteristics. Which is very useful considering the vastness of Los Angeles Unified’s school district (LAUSD), carved into just seven political zones of representation, mapped here. LAUSD encompasses 710 square miles including 26 municipalities and unincorporated areas of LA County, in which 100 different languages are spoken. Divide that by 7 as a rough estimate of what goes on in your particular district, and it’s no wonder if you have no clue of its diversity never mind what’s happening in the next one over.
Thus while we are all exhausted from the BOE campaigns of this past decade CONTINUE READING: Big Political Interests Control LAUSD’s Southern Ports District 7 (Election News, March 3, 2020) – redqueeninla

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