Protesters picket Meg Whitman's East Los Angeles office opening

About 100 people, mobilized by labor unions, protested Republican Meg Whitman's opening of an East Los Angeles campaign office. They said her tough stance on illegal immigration makes her anti-Latino.
About 100 people, mobilized by labor unions, protested Republican Meg Whitman's opening of an East Los Angeles campaign office. They said her tough stance on illegal immigration makes her anti-Latino. Adolfo Guzman-Lopez/KPCC

Chanting "Meg, you're fake!" "Get out!" "Education, not deportation," about 100 people, mobilized by labor unions, protested Republican Meg Whitman's opening of an East Los Angeles campaign office. They said her tough stance on illegal immigration makes her anti-Latino.

Whitman spoke today at the opening of her East Los Angeles office, discussing her plan to create jobs and making a campaign announcement.

Whitman, the former eBay chief executive officer, has pledged to help create two million private sector jobs by 2015 by implementing job-creating tax cuts for businesses of every size; eliminate the factory tax to strengthen manufacturing and create and retain high-paying jobs; eliminate the state capital gains tax; increase research and development tax credits; accelerate depreciation of new business equipment and establishing tax incentives and credits to train and hire displaced workers.

Whitman's Democratic opponent, Attorney General Jerry Brown, "will have an expanded jobs proposal in the next few days that builds on the existing green jobs plan," aide Sterling Clifford told City News Service.

Brown announced an eight-point clean energy jobs plan June 15 that calls for building 12,000 megawatts of localized energy generation and 8,000 megawatts of large scale renewables and necessary transmission lines and developing more combined heat and power projects.

KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez contributed to this story

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