"Invitations" To Attend Biden LBCC Anti-Recall Event Sent To Dem Party Activists And Partisans By Intermediary For Mayor Robert Garcia, Asks For Their Position in Dem Party Group(s) And Seeks Personal Info For Entry Decision To Be Made By Unnamed Persons
|(Sept. 12, 2021, 9:05 p.m.) -- LBREPORT.com has learned that emailed "invitations" to attend a Sept. 13 event at LBCC's ELB campus, at which President Biden will urge residents to vote "no" on the petition-initiated recall of Governor Gavin Newsom, was sent to selected Democrat Party leaders and partisans by an intermediary stating they were referred by Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia.
As reported (first again) by LBREPORT.com yesterday (Sept. 11), Councilwoman Mary Zendejas disclosed in a Sept. 11 Facebook exchange that the event will be "by invitation only."
The net effect of "invitation only" access may prevent audible boos, jeers or hand-made signs from members of the public opposed to controversial policies of the Biden and/or Newsom administrations. The Bay area Mercury News described the crowd at a recent event featuring VP Kamala Harris as union workers at an IBEW-NECA Joint Apprenticeship Training Center in San Leandro.
The emailed "invitation" seeks information including the recipient's position, if any, within the leadership of a Democrat Party organization. The email also seeks other personal information.
The emailed "invitation," which recites that it's sent to the recipient by referral from Mayor Garcia, doesn't enable the recipient to attend the event. That decision will be made by unnamed persons who will subsequently inform the email recipient if they'll be allowed to attend the event and if so on what terms.
The information sought from email recipients can be used for a variety of purposes beyond the anti-recall event. There's no indication of privacy protections or terms for future use on the emailed "invitation."
Former Long Beach Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, a decades-long Democrat who served on the Long Beach City Council from 2006-2014 (where she advanced openness and transparency measures to the annoyance of City Hall officialdom) didn't receive an emailed "invitation." In a Sept. 12 Facebook reply to LBREPORT.com, Ms. Schipske quipped: "I obviously asked too many questions."
The email tells recipients not to share information with others. LBREPORT.com (now starting our 22nd year online) is grateful for information leaked by recipients who respect independent coverage of local news.
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