SACRAMENTO (PRWEB) January 30, 2006
Handicapped injured workers from as far away as San Diego intend to rally on the steps of the federal courthouse to demand the early retirement of John Rea, the acting director of California’s Department of Industrial Relations reports nurse Barbara Clark, a patient rights advocate.
“Our recent survey of disabled handicapped injured workers demonstrates a 67% negative rating for the Governor because of his association with John Rea. If the Governor keeps Rea we vow to cost him 50,000 votes in November, no matter what we have to do,” cited Clark.
Clark initiated what she calls a “public policy” lawsuit against John Rea two months ago for gross violations of the federal Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (see USDC for EDC No. 2:05-CV-2410-FCD-KLM). According to Clark, Rea, served with a summons over a month ago, has failed to respond to the allegations.
“We appeal to Maria Shriver to seek the early retirement of this career bureaucratic who ignores the plight of the handicapped and disabled with a care free foot-dragging attitude,” Clark said.
Clark is herself a handicapped disabled injured worker who suffered a near death experience over ten years ago when she sustained a concussion while on duty at a Bakersfield hospital run by the Adventist hospital chain.
“Rea must resign, simple as that. If the Governor wants to keep him, then we will make things very unpleasant for the Governor. We are fed up with Rea,” Clark reported.
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