In March 2014, we released two TV ads featuring City Councilmembers Stanley Chang and Joey Manahan calling out Kaiser for trying to take away their workers’ guaranteed pensions. These 30 second spots have received a lot of positive responses from the community and coverage by the media. We applaud these Councilmembers for saying #NoToKaiser. We hope that you will, too, by posting the #NoToKaiser hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.
Civil Beat featured the ads in their “Ad Watch” series, while the Star-Advertiser did a story and an editorial piece on the ads. We don’t agree with the Star-Advertiser’s editorial article that questioned the ethics of these 2 Councilmembers for appearing in the ads, rather than questioning the ethics of Kaiser hurting old people by trying to take away their workers’ guaranteed pensions. Many submitted letters to the editor denouncing the Star-Advertiser and supporting these Councilmembers for drawing attention to such an important community issue. You can still contact their Editorial Page Editor Lucy Young-Oda. Call her at 529-4831 or email her: firstname.lastname@example.org. Let her know that getting old shouldn’t hurt, and ask why isn’t the Star-Advertiser questioning Kaiser’s ethics?