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Chu Speaks Out Against Walmart (Video)

Rep. Judy Chu, D-El Monte, who is running in Altadena's new congressional district, spoke out against the store at a recent press conference.

In this video, which was posted by local labor activists, Rep. Judy Chu, D-El-Monte, calls on any elected officials who have taken donations from Wal-Mart to return the money.

Chu is running for reelection in a newly-redistricted seat that includes Altadena.

The video was shot at a press conference with local labor activists on June 13.  The same group is planning a protest on June 30, and they have Chu listed as an attendee for that event.

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terry Morris June 24, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Opposing Walmart. What a far flung, strange and radical idea, held by only a few obscure posters on a message. Clearly this woman running for the board of supervisors is against employment, the poor, seniors and free enterprise, strangely deciding that this was a smart move, to look for the support of only a few random posters on the internet. She has probably never even been IN a Walmart Express!!! What is she thinking????
pusddad June 24, 2012 at 05:02 PM
no sarcasm, please.
terry Morris June 24, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Okay, I will rephrase. Why would this supervisor risk her political capital like this? Running against the poor, seniors, employment and free enterprise seems like political suicide. 
It has been said by many here, that trying to stop Walmart is all of these things, and are radical ideas only held by a few posters on a message board. Sounds like she also plans to be at the rally on the 30th? If it is a radical event held by outside agitators who do not live in Chinatown, I can't imagine her political team 
would let her anywhere near it. My point of course, is that opposing Walmart is NOT some crazy wild idea, it is actually pretty main stream, and is decades old. It is based on knowledge of the facts. One may choose to ignore the facts, or decide they don't matter to them, and obviously that is fine. But to contend that concerns about Walmart are unfounded and that anyone who holds them are just rich elitists who are against the poor and jobs for the poor, is just bs and frankly, insulting to good, decent people who care about the community they live in and their fellow citizens.
Peter June 25, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Surprise, surprise, another Democrat politician pandering to unions. Opposition to Walmart is fine, just don't shop there! Opponents of Walmart have two sets of rules, one for Walmart and one for almost every other business (including the identical operation,Target). If you oppose non union shops, if you oppose businesses who do not offer gold plated medical coverage, if you oppose businesses who compete fiercely for your business then certainly stop shopping at all your small local businesses as they behave the same (or worse) than Walmart. Walmart is simply a convenient target for labor unions and left wingers who need to get their anti-capitalist rants out and/or just think that Walmart is unbearably tacky. Opposition to Walmart entails opposition to all free enterprise but opponents would never admit (or realize) that. Other enterprises, including your precious hippie operated raw food co-op, have no monopoly on ethics and morality. In fact, Walmart has done more to increase incomes for low income people than almost any other business.

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