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California may end ban on communists in government jobs
« on: May 09, 2017, 04:11:03 AM »
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California may end ban on communists in government jobs
By SOPHIA BOLLAG Associated Press
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SACRAMENTO, Calif.

Being a communist would no longer be a fireable offense for California government employees under a bill passed Monday by the state Assembly.

Lawmakers narrowly approved the bill to repeal part of a law enacted during the Red Scare of the 1940s and '50s when fear that communists were trying to infiltrate and overthrow the U.S. government was rampant. The bill now goes to the Senate.

It would eliminate part of the law that allows public employees to be fired for being a member of the Communist Party.

Employees could still be fired for being members of organizations they know advocate for overthrowing the government by force or violence.

The bill updates an outdated provision in state law, said Assemblyman Rob Bonta, the San Francisco Bay Area Democrat who authored the measure.

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Re: California may end ban on communists in government jobs
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 02:53:12 PM »
Does this mean Jerry Brown somehow got in twice during the past 40 years and no one knew?
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Re: California may end ban on communists in government jobs
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 08:11:21 AM »
So I guess the last 30 years or so have just been Don't-Ask/Don't-Tell?

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Re: California may end ban on communists in government jobs
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 12:01:59 AM »
A mere formality, at this point. Bringing the rules in line with common practices, and getting the communists out of the closet. (Would the last ones out turn off the light?)
« Last Edit: May 15, 2017, 12:02:33 AM by Smokin Joe »
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