Cedillo to Introduce Motion Exposing Border Wall Contractors

Cedillo to Introduce Motion Exposing Border Wall Contractors

May 9, 2017

Cedillo to Introduce Motion Exposing Border Wall Contractors
Calls for Transparency in City Contracting Against Hate

Los Angeles--City Councilmember Gil Cedillo will announce a motion he will introduce the following day in City Council requiring companies seeking contracts with the City to publicly disclose if they are also submitting contracting bids to build President Trump’s controversial Border Wall. This proposal, which is the first of its kind, would also impose strict penalties and fines on any company who fails to disclose this required information.

The motion is aimed at ensuring transparency in the City’s contracting process. Nearly two-out-of-three Angelenos are either immigrants or the children of immigrants who are a vital part of the City’s economic engine. Immigrants contribute billions of dollars in income and make up a significant percentage of both the workforce and business community. City residents deserve to know how public funding is spent, and whether or not they are supporting individuals or entities who are involved in the construction of a Border Wall that will significantly impact them and bring harm to their families and communities.

The council member will be joined by a coalition of immigration rights, community, and labor leaders for a press conference announcing the introduction of the motion.

WHAT: Press Conference to Announce Border Wall Contracting Motion

WHO: Councilmember Gil Cedillo, First District
Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary Treasurer, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
Polo Morales, Political Director, CHIRLA
Yamilex Rustrian, Co-Founder, Children Over Politics
Father Richard Estrada, Assistant Vicar, Church of The Epiphany in Lincoln Heights

WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 10 AM

WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall, South Steps, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Councilmember Gil Cedillo currently represents the 1st Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park.


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