California State Senator Lara’s Bill will continue to threaten Faith-based Colleges

(Long Beach, Calif.) August 12, 2016 — Honor Robson, the Libertarian candidate from Long Beach who’s challenging incumbent Ricardo Lara for his 33rd District seat on the California State Senate has commented on Senator Lara’s continued attempts to take control of and dictate California residents’ lives.

Senator Lara authored SB-1146 to allow students the ability to sue private universities for discrimination if they are disciplined for violating church teachings.  After an uproar from private universities all over California, that is threatening his re-election bid, the Senator proposed to drop portions of the bill. “I don’t want to just rush a bill that’s going to have unintended consequences so I want to take a break to really study this issue further,” the senator said. The Senator alluded to putting the dropped proposals back into the legislation if he is re-elected in November.

“This isn’t the first time Senator Lara has sponsored or co-sponsored bills that have unintended consequences”, Honor Robson said. Other currently sponsored legislation includes one which is set to be voted on in November.  Proposition 58, which Senator Lara sponsored as Senate Bill 1174, proposes to repeal a widely popular Proposition 227. It will allow the school districts of California, instead of the parents, to determine what language the English Learner students are educated in. “There are many languages spoken in California homes. To require school districts to employ instructors in the varying languages will create a substantial financial burden on the current heavily impacted education budget.” Honor Robson indicated.  “What benefit will come from this Proposition that justifies such a financial burden? And what is the ultimate benefit to the students?”  she adds.

“As it is written today, SB 1146 would violate the religious freedom of faith-based colleges and could jeopardize higher educational opportunities for the tens of thousands of Californians they serve, including many who are black, Latino, Asian and low-income,” two religious leaders wrote. Likewise, Ballot Proposition 58 will make it harder for English Learner students, many who are low-income, to further their education and obtain good paying jobs in California and the rest of the country.  “This is one of the many reasons why I am running against Senator Lara”, said Honor Robson. “He is a career politician and has proposed legislation to satisfy his political backers without taking into consideration the consequences that impact those he’s been elected to serve.”

Her site is at http://honorrobson.com

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