Stop the Koch Brothers Buy of the LA Times – May 23 Rally

Koch Brothers LA TimesThe infamous, out-of-state, radical right-wing Koch Brothers want to buy the Los Angeles Times from Bruce Karsh, the billionaire president of Oaktree Capital Management who is poised to sell. The billionaire Koch brothers whose company is the fifth largest contributor to air pollution and the number one funder of climate change deniers have used their foundations, think tanks, astroturf groups and ALEC to try to destroy Barack Obama, unions, public education, the minimum wage and other social programs, and now they are trying to take over media.

If they gain control of the LA Times, they will turn our revered newspaper into just another propaganda vehicle in their insatiable quest to accumulate more wealth and increase profits. Their quest is destroying the environment and America’s middle class.

Join us for a rally and march to tell Bruce Karsh in his own neighborhood that this is more than one of his run of the mill distressed debt sales. The decision to sell the LA Times to the Koch Brothers threatens our city and our very democracy, which depends upon a vibrant and independent press.

Please invite your friends. We need a big showing to let him know that this is important to many people in and around the city of Los Angeles, not just activists.

We’re gathering on Thursday, May 23!

Who: Friends, Neighbors, Local Leaders, and the Coalition to #SaveOurNews
What: Rally & March to Save the Los Angeles Times
Where: Will Rogers Memorial Park*
(*not Will Rogers State Park in the Palisades)
9650 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90210
When: Thursday, May 23, 4:30-6:30pm

More Info & RSVP:

Please help us spread the word across Los Angeles!  Come with signs that say “Bruce Karsh, please don’t sell the LA Times to the Kochs” and “Bruce Karsh, our democracy is not for sale” and any other clever messages you’d like to share with him.

lauren-steiner-bullhornWe will start with a rally and press conference at the park and then march half a mile up Benedict Canyon Drive to the corner of Tower Road, where thousands of commuters stuck in rush hour traffic will see our signs and hear our chants. We will also hire two celebrity home tour buses for those of you who can’t or don’t want to walk. Several people will also be stationed outside his house a half a mile further up the road.

Lauren Steiner

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