Eric Early on The Jen and Don Show

Eric Early on The Jen and Don Show, AM590, talking about why he’s running against appointed incumbent Xavier Becerra for CA Attorney General.

Attorney General Candidate Eric Early Blasts Xavier Becerra’s Inaction On Culture of Harassment In State Capitol: “Silence is Complicity”

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December 5, 2017
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Attorney General Candidate Eric Early Blasts Xavier Becerra’s Inaction On Culture of Harassment In State Capitol: “Silence is Complicity”

Republican Attorney General candidate Eric Early blasted incumbent Xavier Becerra’s continued silence and inaction on the culture of harassment in the State Capitol, and promised vigorous action against sexual harassment if he is elected Attorney General.

“Dozens of female legislators, staffers and lobbyists have called for an end to the culture of sexual harassment in the State Capitol. Two legislators face accusations of grotesque sexual misconduct with women over whom they have power,” said Early. “Attorney General Becerra can act, yet he says nothing and does nothing.”

“Becerra’s paralysis shows the need for an Attorney General who is independent of powerful politicians and special interests. We need an Attorney General who is more concerned about enforcing the law than advancing his political career,” said Early, noting Becerra is silent when more than 140 female legislators, staffers and lobbyists put their names on an open letter denouncing “pervasive sexual misconduct by powerful men” in California’s State Capitol.

“Becerra is ignoring the epidemic of sexual harassment happening down the street from his office,” said Early. “The State’s Department of Justice, which is overseen by the Attorney General, should be investigating harassment complaints in the State Legislature and in Hollywood as well.”

“As Attorney General, I would also appoint a special, bipartisan commission to work with local law enforcement to pull back the veil on the Hollywood sexual abuse scandal,” said Early, who would ask his law partner, Bryan Sullivan, to lead such a commission. Sullivan is a Democrat and currently represents actor and former NFL player Terry Crews in a sexual harassment suit against a powerhouse Hollywood talent agency.  “A Sullivan Commission would be able to set aside partisan consideration and empower victims to come forth with their stories,” said Early.

“Silence is complicity. California’s Capitol political culture is small and insular. It beggars belief that state political leaders like Becerra are ignorant of the ongoing sexual harassment and sexual assault of female staff and lobbyists in the State Capitol on their watch,” said Early. “Victims of such harassment need a place, independent of the Legislature, where they can safely seek justice.”

“If leaders of the state Legislature cannot protect its members, employees and the public from sexual predators in its ranks, then somebody must,” said Early. “Attorney General Becerra’s silence on the subject is deafening.  It is time he looked for another line of work.”

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AG Candidate Eric Early on The Ron Siegel Show

Eric Early on The Ron Siegel Show to discuss his candidacy, why he is running against appointed incumbent Xavier Becerra and what he will do to put the Attorney General’s office back on the side of the citizens.

For Immediate Release: ICYMI: San Jose Mercury News Criticizes Attorney General Becerra

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December 5, 2017
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ICYMI: San Jose Mercury News Criticizes Attorney General Becerra 

For “Stooping To New Lows of Electoral Deception”

ICYMI: The San Jose Mercury News recently blasted California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for “stooping to new lows of electoral deception to try to stop [a ballot measure which would repeal the SB1 gas tax increase], and that’s just plain wrong.”

It’s worth noting the Mercury News opposes the gas tax repeal but rightly believes that California’s top law enforcement officer has a moral obligation “to be true, impartial” in “convey[ing] the measure’s chief purposes and points” to the voters. Becerra disregarded his duty and did the opposite. The Attorney General is responsible for drafting the short description on petitions for ballot initiatives, which voters read. As the Mercury News stated:

The issue is an initiative by Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, to repeal the increased tax and fees. He hopes to qualify it for the November 2018 election.

Becerra insisted that the title on the signature petitions make no mention of repealing “taxes and fees.” Instead, he directed that it say it would “repeal revenues” for road repair and transportation funding.

Seriously. “Repeal revenues.” Whatever that means.

Becerra’s obfuscation is a pathetic attempt to hide the truth and discourage voters from signing the petitions. That is essentially, what Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley concluded when Allen appealed the attorney general’s petition language.

The judge called Becerra’s title and summary “confusing, misleading, and likely to create prejudice against the proposed measure.” It “obscures the chief purpose of the initiative: repeal of the recently enacted taxes and fees.”

Attorney General candidate Eric Early opposes the gas tax hike – which some are estimating could amount to 60 cents a gallon — as yet another tax that will create tremendous hardship on already overburdened Californians. Early is a supporter of the effort to repeal the gas tax hike.

“The gas tax must be repealed, and Mr. Becerra’s misleading behavior has broad, dangerous implications that go beyond any one issue,” said Early. “If the state’s top law enforcement officer is willing to intentionally mislead the voters, to curry favor with the demands of his Democratic Party enablers, then we are brought one step closer to banana republic status.”

“Xavier Becerra has shown over and over he puts politics first, last and always,” said Early. “As Attorney General, I will enforce the law vigorously and fairly.”

Although the California Court of Appeal recently allowed Mr. Becerra’s misleading petition description to stand, the voters of California will be the ultimate victims of his doubletalk. As Early says, “Many voters will now proceed thinking that they are voting to fix roads – a noble cause — when in fact they will have been mislead by their own Attorney General into supporting a massive tax increase on every gallon of gas they buy — a tax they do not want — thanks to Mr. Becerra’s misleading description and apparent desire to continue taxing us into oblivion.”

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