Monday, November 30, 2015

We The People Rising in Congressman Ted Lieu's Office

On the second part of our Enforcement Tour against the Huntington Park City Council, We the People Rising visited the Los Angeles office of Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Torrance).

Our meeting with the congressman's staff was more pleasant and straightforward than WTPR contacts with other representatives.

Congressman Ted Lieu

The Congressman was not there.

My first complaint against the congressman: he does not have an open office in the South Bay. The Manhattan Beach, CA office is available for appointments only. How many constituents have the time or resources to drive all the way up to Downtown Los Angeles to submit forms or files complaints or even register concerns with their representative?

The office is located in pretty expensive real estate, and the inner lobby of the office barely accommodated twelve people. Some of our group sat down and rested from our Enforcement Tour.

I had to ring a buzzer and knock on the door a few times in order to enter the office. Chanell Temple has found nothing but locked doors and missing representatives in her home town. Other members of our group seek out their representatives, who end up running away or trying to stifle questions and comments.

When the entire group entered Congressman Lieu's office, his scheduler Lisa Pinto suddenly burst out of the inner office. She told us that our arrival was "bad timing" for her, but she handed me a bunch of her business cards, then fled.

Two other staffers listened as I shared my concerns and frustrations with federal officials, particularly law enforcement which was doing nothing to arrest and deport the two illegals sitting on city commissions.

Nick Ionnidis, i.e. Nick the Greek, talked about the struggles he has endured from the rogue city council, which reneged on a deal to compensate for the planning commission's poor directives on his property.

I reminded Congressman Lieu's staff that Los Angeles County has the largest population of homeless veterans in the entire country, and the previous Congressman Henry Waxman, did nothing. Before the end of our meeting, I informed the staffers of the city council's violation of our First Amendment rights -- throwing me and then Dr. Newman out of the city council chambers -- and then offered them all requisite documents dealing with our case against the city.

I finally submitted to them my privacy release form, so that they could investigate federal agencies not doing their job to enforce immigration law.

Why is Congressman Lieu more worried about climate change? Why does he promote illegals and their "contributions" at the expense of working Americans, including many in need?

Please, contact Congressman Ted Lieu's office, tell him to expedite investigations in Immigration Customs and Enforcement and the FBI. Tell him to put pressure on Huntington Park CA, City Council to rescind the appointments of the two illegal aliens to city commissions, to resign their posts, and to ensure that every city in the state of California respects and abides by the rule of law.

Washington, DC Office
415 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3976

Los Angeles Office
5055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 310
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 651-1040

Manhattan Beach Office (by appointment only)
1600 Rosecrans Avenue, 4th Floor
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: (310) 321-7664

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