Petition to Recall Socialist Los Angeles Councilwoman Approved for Circulation

A draft petition to recall a socialist Los Angeles councilwoman has been approved.

The petition to recall Councilwoman Nithya Raman was approved on July 9, the Los Angeles Office of the City Clerk confirmed to The Epoch Times.

The petition must garner 27,405 valid signatures of qualified registered voters of Council District 4, which Raman represents, to be presented to voters. That number reflects 15 percent of registered voters in the district.

The deadline for filing the petition is Nov. 4.

Recall organizers accuse Raman, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), of enabling crime by working to cut funding to the police and supporting homeless encampments, which have “expanded exponentially” in the district since she was sworn into office in January.

Organizers describe themselves as “a district-wide coalition of residents demanding a return to sanity in CD4.”

Raman’s office did not respond to a request for comment.

“I love the people and the neighborhoods of this district. That’s why I ran to represent it. I invite the organizers of this recall to work with me on making it an even better place to live, work and raise our children,” she said in a previous statement to news outlets.

Raman told Jacobin magazine last year about her political affiliations.