by email from the Kayser Campaign
Contact: Dan Nyaradi February 16, 2015
MEAN COFFEE CUP AD FOUND!!!
CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOL ASSOCIATION ADVOCATES
DECEIVES VOTERS BY LISTING THE $110,000 AD AS “SUPPORTING” KAYSER,
STILL NO CONTENT POSTED FOUR DAYS LATER
Los Angeles – Since Thursday, supporters have been reporting sightings of a political attack ad with a coffee cup dropping and shattering in slow motion, linking the image to Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Member Bennett Kayser, who has Parkinson’s symptoms. The California Charter School Association’s (CCSA’s) political arm, the CCSA Advocates (CCSAA) are responsible for the ad’s content. Despite a mandatory 24-hour reporting period required by the Los Angeles Ethics Commission, much of the ad remains a mystery, including who paid for it.
The City Ethics website was repeatedly checked for the required online posting of the “Coffee Cup ad”, but nothing was available. Today, February 16, 2015 it appeared!!! CCSAA incorrectly filed its hit-piece on Kayser as $110,000 in “SUPPORT.”, then states: “No communications reported.” Four days later, CCSAA has yet to come clean and post the content as required. It was filmed as it ran however on television and is now on YouTube. Here is the ad.
There remains a $50,000 radio buy with no content listed on 2/12/15, the same day the TV attack ad was spotted. They too are probably mean-spirited but no one knows because the CCSSA has again failed to provide documentation. http://ethics.lacity.org/disclosure/campaign/totals/public_election.cfm?election_id=50
Kayser proudly represents the tens of thousands of LAUSD students, families and employees with special needs and people with Parkinson’s everywhere. His perseverance should be applauded.