Sequoia Healthcare District brochure coming
Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct 19, 2012
District CEO, Lee Michelson is responsible for the preparation of the brochure which he claims is not subject to review or approval by the Board of Directors. I have advised him of my concerns, and asked that he delay the mailing. He is currently declining my advice.
I urge you to shine a light on this activity. You can see the brochure at:
on Oct 20, 2012 at 9:32 am
The Supreme Court has identified two categories of communication as being unambiguously campaign related. First, "express advocacy," defined as a communication that uses specific election-related words. Second, "the functional equivalent of express advocacy," defined as an "electioneering communication" that "is susceptible of no reasonable interpretation other than as an appeal to vote for or against a specific candidate." (Leake, 525 F.3d at 282-83)
In my opinion, the Sequoia Healthcare District "Report to the Community" is an "electioneering communication", paid for with public funds.
on Oct 22, 2012 at 9:25 am
The Sequoia Healthcare District claims a Total Community Support of $10.6 million for FY 2012-2013. That figure assumes that the $1,000,000 spent on Nursing Education will result in 100% of the graduate nurses working in the District. That is no where close to reality. See: Web Link A 50% figure would be an overestimate. Of more than 300 graduate nurses, only 64 are currently employed at Sequoia Hospital. That's $500,000+ not going to support the Community, and >$4,000,000 lost in the first 8 years of the program
on Oct 22, 2012 at 10:11 am
Sorry for the missing Web Link. here it is: