We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Some of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Phillip Anschutz and Mayor Villaraigosa's corporate candidate Luiz Sanchez cheating again?

by Robert D. Skeels Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2011 at 11:04 AM
rdsathene@sbcglobal.net 90026

Just when you think corporate LAUSD hopeful Luis Sanchez couldn't be more unscrupulous and scandalous, he surprises with ever more deplorable acts of ignominy. This time around -- illegal fund-raising!

"Luis Sanchez...worked the room at a posh Beverly Hills condo...The nearly 50 guests drank Au Bon Climat chardonnay and Piper Sonoma sparkling wine as Sanchez's backers, including school board President Monica Garcia and charter school leaders, lauded him..." — Los Angeles Times

It doesn't take much to realize that Villaraigosa's Luiz Sanchez, whose backers and politics are identical to Flores, will treat our community with the same arrogant disdain. Just how perfidious is Luiz Sanchez the corporate charter candidate for the District #5 seat of the LAUSD board? Well, on top of every other scandal the vile Yolie Flores clone has perpetrated, he has now been exposed for illegal fund-raising!

This astonishing news of malfeasance first appeared in a Bennett Kayser press release published on the popular 4LAKIDS blog.


What is most inscrutable about Sanchez's latest ethics violation is that he doesn't seem to feel that there is any scandalous behavior too below him, since he has the backing of Mayor Villaraigosa and the plutocrat funded Coalition for School Reform.

A great quote from the Kayser press release sums up Sanchez's relation to the powerful and wealthy right wing interests who back him:

"Sanchez and his Wall Street supporters have already spent over $1 million to capture this seat," declared Kayser, "and for that they could not achieve a majority of a low turnout election."

This is the very same Sanchez that used his and his wife's 501C3 ICS to phonebank for his campaign, documented here:

ICS phonebanking for Luis Sanchez? Conflict of interest much?

This is also the same Sanchez that wouldn't support the Echo Parque community's right to self determination since he knew his political mentor, the corporate minded Yolie Flores, had already struck a deal with her wealthy friend Ana Ponce to turn the school over to CNCA.

Indeed, this is the same Sanchez paid for by Phillip Anschutz, a reactionary so far to the extreme right that his very name brings up visions of Mussolini and Franco. Anschutz dumped at least $100,000 into the corporate Coalition for School Reform &mdash a slush fund to elect privatization friendly school board candidates including Luiz Sanchez for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). In addition to supporting free market "solutions" for education advocates like Sanchez, Anschutz also supports like-minded organizations including the Manhattan Institute, Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute, Hoover Institution, and the American Enterprise Institute.

Community activists are relieved to hear that the Kayser campaign reported these latest violations by Luiz Sanchez to the City Ethics Commission. The Commission was also informed of the Sanchez campaign using Inner City Struggle's resources to phonebank. Sadly, gross violations of ethics like these are typically swept under the rug by the supposed watch-dog arm of the City. When earstwhile city employee and Parent Revolution moonlighter Ben Austin was exposed for using his city position to lobby for charter-voucher school market share, word is that a single phone call from the Mayor nixed any serious investigation into Austin's case (# 2010-36).

It doesn't take much to realize that Villaraigosa's Luiz Sanchez, whose backers and politics are identical to Flores, will treat our community with the same arrogant disdain.

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments

© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy