Campaign 2010

Apr 22, 2008

DCCC Launches New Website Highlighting Radical Dean Andalís (CA-11) Extremist Record

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today launched www.RadicalAndal.org, a new website highlighting Radical Dean Andal’s extremist record on child safety, education, family values, health care, housing, labor rights and women’s safety.

RadicalAndal.org features the “Extreme Meter” to review extreme Dean’s radical and out of step history. For example, Radical Andal voted to allow employers to require women to wear dresses to work, against allowing parents to take time off from work to participate in school activities with their children, and against requiring child day care centers to have smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.

 

“Radical Dean Andal’s record is incredibly out of step with people in the district,” said Yoni Cohen, Western Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “RadicalAndal.org shows that extreme Dean consistently and repeatedly cast far-right votes against common sense legislation. In Congress, instead of representing mainstream American values, radical Andal would work for extremist policies and the special interests.”

 

 

Background:

 

Radical Andal voted against preventing employers from requiring women to wear dresses to work [Los Angeles Times, 5/28/94] The bill passed on a 42-30 vote [AB 3672, 5/27/94].

 

Radical Andal opposed requiring health insurance companies to cover birth control [Los Angeles Times, 6/13/94]. The bill passed on a 45-30 vote. [AB 3749, 6/02/94].

 

Radical Andal was the only member of the State Assembly to vote against expanding the legal definition of rape to include situations in which women are unable to resist because they are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. [Los Angeles Times, 9/23/94]. The bill passed on a 73-1 vote. [AB 85X, 8/31/94, Concurrence].

 

Radical Andal voted against allowing parents to take time off from work to participate in school activities with their children. [Los Angeles Times, 6/02/94]. The bill passed on a 42-32 vote. [AB 2590, 5/31/94].

 

Radical Andal voted against requiring child day-care centers to have smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. [Los Angeles Times, 6/12/93]. The bill passed on a 47-28 vote. [AB 1171, 6/10/93].

 

Radical Andal voted against requiring licensed child-care providers to have first-aid training. [Los Angeles Times, 4/25/92]. The bill passed on a 47-26 vote. [AB 962, 6/28/91]

 

Radical Andal supported budgets with massive cuts to health care programs, welfare benefits, education, and state employees’ benefits and wages. [Modesto Bee, 5/09/91; Modesto Bee, 6/07/92; Los Angeles Times, 12/03/93; Modesto Bee, 12/02/93; Orange County Register, 12/02/93; Modesto Bee, 7/06/94; San Francisco Chronicle, 7/06/94]

 

Radical Andal voted against protections for homeowners and consumers who are victims of natural disasters. [Los Angeles Times, 9/02/94]. The bill passed on a 44-34 margin. [SB 1355, 8/29/94].

 

Radical Andal opposed requiring California employers to provide basic health insurance. [Los Angeles Times, 8/18/92]. The bill passed on a 41-30 vote. [SB 248, 8/13/92.

 

Radical Andal worked to undermine prevailing wage laws, and even voted against protections for whistleblowers who report unsafe working conditions. The bill on prevailing wage laws was defeated in committee on a 4-5 vote. [AB 93, 4/14/93]. The bill on protections for whistleblowers passed on a 43-29 vote. [Los Angeles Times, 8/19/92; SB 1742, 8/17/92].

 

Radical Andal voted against requiring AIDS prevention instruction for public school students in grades seven to twelve. [Los Angeles Times, 7/01/91]. The bill passed on a 46-29 vote. [AB 11, 6/28/91].