Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told California Democrats at their convention Saturday that too many people in the state have been left behind in the economic recovery, saying the party needs to “look in the mirror” and bring a renewed effort to creating jobs and improving public schools.
“We’re here today to fight for the soul of our party and our most cherished values,” Villaraigosa told party delegates gathered inside the cavernous Sacramento Convention Center.
Villaraigosa, who launched his campaign in November, hewed toward the central themes of his campaign, economic opportunity and education, saying both are pivotal if California hopes to help those parts of the state still in financial despair.
He chided party members, saying it needed to focus less on people who drive Teslas and more on Californians who take the bus.
Well done Antonio. California Democrats would be smart to listen. Unfortunately, we doubt they will.
Source: LA Times