Five votes

This occurred 10 days ago, but the news just filtered its way to me.

California Assembly Bill 3042.

I am posting the introduction of the bill in its entirety.  The relevant section of the bill is in bold.

AB 3042, as amended, Santiago. School holidays: “International Workers’ Day” and “Presidents’ Day.”

Existing law designates holidays on which all public schools and educational institutions shall close. Existing law designates the Monday or Friday of the week in which February 12 occurs as “Lincoln Day” and requires all public schools and educational institutions throughout the state to hold exercises in memory of Abraham Lincoln on the day that school is in session prior to the day on which schools are closed for that purpose. Existing law designates the third Monday in February as “Washington Day” and requires all public schools and educational institutions throughout the state to hold exercises in memory of George Washington on the Friday preceding.

This bill would authorize a school district, county office of education, or charter school, instead of observing “Washington Day” and “Lincoln Day” as separate school holidays, to designate the 3rd Monday in February as a single school holiday to be known as “Presidents’ Day,” if the school district, county office of education, or charter school designates May 1 as “International Workers’ Day” and closes its school, or schools, as applicable, on the Monday or Friday of the week in which May 1 occurs to observe “International Workers’ Day.” The bill would require schools that elect to observe “Presidents’ Day” and “International Workers’ Day,” pursuant to the bill’s provisions, to hold exercises in memory of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington and to commemorate and direct attention to the history of labor movements in the United States.
Existing law provides that all probationary or permanent employees that are a part of the classified service of a school district or county office of education shall be entitled to specified paid holidays if they are in a paid status during any portion of the working day immediately preceding or succeeding the holiday.

This bill would deem “President’s Day” and “International Workers’ Day” as paid holidays, and would remove “Lincoln Day” and “Washington Day” from being paid holidays, for these probationary or permanent employees of a school district or county office of education that elects to observe “President’s Day” and “International Workers’ Day” pursuant to the bill’s provisions.

Yes, you read that correctly.  There was a proposal in the State of California to condense Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthday into one holiday to make room for a Communist holiday to become a paid state holiday.

This bill was defeated 27-22.  That was a margin of five votes.  It shows you just how far gone that California as become that 22 state senators voted to make a Communist holiday a recognized state holiday.

I guarantee that the over 100 million dead from famine and murder under Communism and Socialism won’t be part of their May Day celebrations.

Thank the 27 state senators who voted against the bill.  Had I passed, I’d say it is time to expel California from the union.

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