Thursday, November 7, 2019

Easy Come, Easy Go

From the Bruin: UCLA will no longer hold the sixth Democratic presidential primary debate.
The Democratic National Committee asked its media partners to move the debate, planned for Dec. 19, to another venue following concerns raised by organized labor in Los Angeles, said DNC spokesperson Mary Beth Cahill in an emailed statement.
UCLA has agreed to no longer host the debate.
“With regret, we have agreed to step aside as the site of the debate rather than become a potential distraction during this vitally important time in our country’s history,” said UCLA spokesperson Ricardo Vazquez in an emailed statement.
The debate was originally planned to be held in UCLA’s Royce Hall, with some tickets to be distributed to students, alumni and others affiliated with the Luskin School of Public Affairs...
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 called for a boycott of speakers across the University of California in April, while the union was disputing labor and wages with the University. The union chapter sent a letter to several Democratic candidates Tuesday, urging them to boycott speaking at all UC campuses while disputes continued...
It seems that the debate ship has sailed:

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