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PRESS RELEASE: Carl DeMaio responds to pension reform ruling

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THIS IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CARL DeMAIO CAMPAIGN

Mayoral candidate and pension reform leader Carl DeMaio applauded the court ruling by Judge Dato that rejected the government labor unions lawsuit seeking to take the Comprehensive Pension Reform Ballot Measure off the June 2012 ballot. DeMaio offers the following statement:

“I am thrilled that today’s court ruling will uphold the people’s right to vote on Pension Reform in June. However, given how desperate the government labor unions and their lawyers have been thusfar, we can expect a major battle over pension reform leading up to election day.

"That is why I am making passage of the Comprehensive Pension Reform ballot measure my top priority as I campaign for Mayor – and I will continue to vigorously defend the people’s right to use the ballot box to impose reform on city politicians and government unions.”

DeMaio is organizing a series of Pension Reform Town Halls through the city to organize grassroots volunteers to be part of the campaign to pass this ballot measure in June. For more information, visit www.CarlDeMaio.com.