Emily’s List, the women’s political action group intent on electing women to office, has begun to make its independent campaign for Wendy Greuel felt.
The group's California Women Vote has pledged to spend $400,000 to help elect Greuel mayor of Los Angeles. One of its first contributions is arriving in the homes of Angelenos this week -- a mailer depicting Garcetti as an elitist who is “putting himself first.” The missive features a picture of a young blond, starlet-type stepping from a limousine with the headline “Most Los Angeles Families Don’t Live Like This.” Subhead: “But Eric Garcetti does.”
The mailer goes on to detail what it describes as a series of ethical and judgment lapses by Garcetti -- from cutting Fire Department staffing to accepting tickets to awards shows without paying proper reimbursement, to using public funds on seven cars for his city staff.
Most of the mailer’s claims have been aired previously. Garcetti has noted that he was one of a unanimous 15-0 council vote in favor of the Fire Department and other cuts in 2011. He said the cuts were painful, but necessary, given the shortage of tax revenue during the national fiscal crisis.