CPOA Endorsement Request

I've said before that you'll always know where I stand, and that I won't hide behind platitudes -- well...below is my response to the Claremont Police Officers Association, who sent me a questionnaire in order to obtain their endorsement. TL;DR -- I will not be seeking their endorsement, because I stand with Black Lives Matter in calling for the defunding of police.


I believe that if we are showing support with our signs and our social media posts, then we absolutely must follow up with our policy stances. Please read what I wrote if this makes you uncomfortable or upset; our anxiety about the future system cannot outweigh the too-often-deadly realities of the present system. Let's take the lead, Claremont.


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Bennett Rea for Claremont City Council 2020

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