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AN OPEN LETTER FROM COUNCILWOMAN JANNA ZURITA
By Janna Zurita
Published August 10, 2017

Compton City Councilwoman Janna Zurita
I am filled with pride when I think of President Obama. He has not only done a great job as president, but he has also been a great role model. Not just for African Americans or the African American male… he is a great role model for the American family.
As African Americans, President Obama has instilled in us a sense of achievement. I, like many others, never thought during my lifetime we would have a Black President. Not only did we have a Black President… we had a great president! Faced with fierce opposition from day one he was still able to divert the impending Bush Depression, lead the Country out of financial ruin, strengthen the middle class, and fight poverty all while improving America’s image around the world.
For decades to come, beautiful Images of President Obama, Michelle, Malia and Sasha will be the most enjoyed and popular images of Black Pride.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

TITLE: I respectfully ask you to NOT sign this recall petition before reading below.

This is another frivolous recall attempt… another distraction. Because I have demanded accountability for those responsible for theft of $3,700,000 and mismanagement of our tax dollars.

 Together we can turn our City around… STOPPING THE CORRUPT-BUSINESS-AS-USUAL!

But these corrupting forces are fighting back.  To shut-me-up, the same people who mismanaged our City’s finances want to recall me for protecting your interests:

I have:

  • Fought legalization of marijuana
  • Demanded the investigation of officials who stole millions of tax dollars
  • Requested an investigation into cash and an unknown account in the City Clerk’s office
  • Been a fiscal watchdog

Now, a handful of rabid political opponents have resorted to vicious lies. The facts: I was born, raised and educated in Compton; graduated from Compton High; and I live and work in Compton. FACTS ARE EASILY VERIFIED.  Moreover, 4 years ago I was elected to the Los Angeles County Democratic Party Central Committee, representing Compton.

I won’t be silenced by political opponents and their threats.  I have faith in God and the voters of Compton to not silence my demand for accountability and transparency.

Recall Cost: $200,000 we don’t have!

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