California may end ban on communists in government jobs

FILE — In this Aug. 31, 2016 file photo Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, speaks during a legislative session, in Sacramento, Calif. The Assembly approved Bonta’s measure, AB22 that would prevent California state employees from being fired for being a member of the Communist Party. The bill now goes to the Senate. Rich Pedroncelli AP Photo

 

The state Assembly voted Monday, May 8 to approve a bill that would eliminate Cold War-era language that allows California to fire any state worker who is a communist. In this clip, Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, introduced his bill before facing opposition from Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach. California Channel

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