Abstain. The word means to hold oneself back voluntarily, especially from something regarded as improper or unhealthy. Ironically, by abstaining twice, Assemblyman Das Williams did the exact opposite of the meaning of the word and engaged in “death by silence” concerning SB 1530. This bill would have accelerated the firing of child predators in the teaching profession. Das killed SB 1530, written by State Senator Alex Padilla, a Democrat from Los Angeles.
The California Teachers Union opposed SB 1530. They seemly do “take care” of their own reprobates. CTA has contributed $30,000 to Das Williams. He wanted to please his puppet masters with the cowardly motion to halt action, knowing this would kill the bill. If he had and any courage, he would have voted “Yes.”
In addition, Das spent $7,800 from his CTA campaign donation to defeat Prop 32, the one proposition that will stop him and other politicians from getting special interest contributions, which OUT FUND the people Das is supposed to be representing, us.
Let’s add some more political incest. A retired District Supervisor has been contributing impressive amounts of money to Das’ campaign fund. We, the taxpayers, are supporting this former supervisor’s pension and lifetime healthcare. Ladies and gentlemen, your tax dollars at work, against you!
Stop cowardice in voting and political incest. Das Williams does not deserve your vote. His political career and persona are stained with an ominous, indelible badge of infamy.
Vote for Rob Walter and protect the future of your school children and stop special interests from buying our representatives.