I, HILAIRE FUJI SHIOURA, INDEPENDENT REGISTERED GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE, DECLARE UNDER THE PENALTY OF PERJURY UNDER THE LAWS OF STATE OF CALIFORNIA THAT THE FOREGOING IS TRUE AND CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
I furthermore have personal knowledge of the facts stated herein as a registered California Gubernatorial candidate with our California's Secretary of State, for our California's Statewide Direct Primary Election June 5th, 2018.
It is time for all of us to acknowledge for a functioning, transparent, and participatory democracy to work for the best interest of the people, all voters and all candidates are entitled to the equal Constitutionally protected freedoms of speech and association as citizens. A well-informed citizenry is essential for a representative form of government. When the permanent political establishment of Democrat and Republican candidates are treated differently for preferential treatment, than non-traditional candidates like Independents, Libertarians, Green, and others, our democracy is in serious danger no longer being a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
When the Gubernatorial Candidates Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, January 13 at 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the Bovard Auditorium, at USC, was held, a clear and present danger to our democracy was in full effect. The event was selectively limited to the permanent political establishment members, like State Assemblyman Travis Allen, State Treasurer John Chiang, attorney John Cox, former state Superintendent of Schools Delaine Eastin, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Event organizers like Empowerment Congress, KABC news anchor Marc Brown and Mary Plummer of 89.3 KPCC, stated $100,000.00 must be raised by June of 2017 to qualify for the event. The clear and present danger to our democracy is the enormous monetary requirement stated by the event organizers. Our election process already has too much money, from outside the state and the country, that undermines, weakens and harms our democracy. Deliberately advocating to exclude patriotic Americans from exercising their free speech, in a discriminatory manner that gives preferential treatment to the Republican and Democrat candidates, undermines, weakens and harms our participatory democracy. Money should not be the sole criteria to determine the validity of a candidate's capability, passion, drive and civic duty to run for elected office.
Matter of fact, I am and have always been 100% self-funded as a candidate running for elected office. When I was on the ballot for our 50th Congressional District in 2016, both Republicans and Democrats identically ran away from debating me in 2016; just like State Assemblyman Travis Allen, State Treasurer John Chiang, attorney John Cox, former state Superintendent of Schools Delaine Eastin, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa did at the UCLA debate on January 17th, 2018. I was scheduled to attend, participate and speak at our debate at UCLA Gubernatorial Townhall since September 2017.
George Washington warned our new country of the United States of America, over 221 years ago. In his “Farewell Address,” originally drafted by Madison and later amended and expanded by Hamilton. George Washington pleaded for Americans to avoid excessive political party zealotry and geographical distinctions. In his farewell Presidential address, George Washington counseled fellow Americans to see themselves as a cohesive unit and avoid political parties and issued a special warning to be wary of attachments and entanglements with other nations. As far as I know, our first president George Washington belonged to no political party, therefore I like to say George Washington was an Independent. As we have discovered in the 2016 election, entanglements with other nations by our candidates, by both Democrats and Republicans alike, by means of deliberate, willful and intentional collusion to accept money, influence and favors have seriously undermined, weakened and harmed our participatory democracy.
To reiterate, back in September, I was officially invited to our UCLA Gubernatorial Townhall forum held on January 17th, 2018. During the course of several months, I have encountered willful, deliberate and intentional censorship of my Independent self-funded gubernatorial campaign by both established political parties. The Democrats and Republicans are part of what has been called the “permanent political establishment” for a reason. Willful, deliberate and intentional inaction by my fellow gubernatorial candidates not speaking out against orchestrated censorship of nontraditional candidates is undermining, weakening and harming our participatory democracy.
I will always fight, advocate and hope for all the registered candidates to have equal Constitutionally protected freedoms of speech by means of public debates; no matter how much I may agree or disagree with the candidate. This is why I am advocating for drafting legislation to make all registered candidates hold an online or in person public debate, forum and statement of candidacy. A well-informed citizenry is essential for a representative form of government and a genuinely democratic election of the people, by the people, for the people.
Below are some relevant facts that I feel are important to share with me fellow Californians. I am and always will be committed to keeping voters like you as well informed as possible of all the candidates, elections and processes. Our California voters, students, and veterans deserve better. Candidates running away from a debate have been noticed by voters. The Federal government shutdown that occurred at midnight on January, 20th, 2018, has been noticed also by voters. The intentional, willful and deliberate silence by candidates that are undermining, weakening and harming our participatory democracy will not be forgotten nor ignored by California voters.
I will let you the voters of California decide what is right and wrong with gubernatorial candidates denying California voters a thorough debate with me and all the other gubernatorial candidates.
I do not have the money, influence and inside political power that my fellow gubernatorial candidates have access to. I am confident that some of my fellow gubernatorial candidates may not know, realize or believe that their deliberate inaction, intentional silence, and willful ignorance is undermining, weakening and harming our participatory democracy. Nevertheless, with more power comes more responsibility. Running for the highest, most powerful and influential elected office in the state of California cannot afford or allow in good conscious deliberate inaction, intentional silence, and willful ignorance of behavior and actions that are undermining, weakening and harming our participatory democracy.
This election year, I am asking you not to accept the status quo and the permanent political establishment as the norm that is undermining, weakening and harming our participatory democracy. I am asking for your vote to help me stop foreign interference in our elections and influence of our elected officials. You and I together can be the change for a better tomorrow for our families, communities, and country. I am asking your vote to help me to return our California government to what it was meant to be, a representative form of government moved by the people. I am asking my fellow Californians to vote for our FUTURE by voting FUJI.
Democrat, Republican or Independent, in 2018 we are all Californians. Let's put patriotism first and not partisanship. God Bless our families, friends and our great state of California.
VOTE FUJI California Statewide Direct Primary Election June 5th, 2018
Paid for by a native Californian named H. FUJI Shioura and not by superPACs, lobbyists, banks, unions nor foreign governments.
Since last year I have been a registered candidate for our California Governor for California Statewide Direct Primary Election on June 5th, 2018. Deliberate, intentional and willful actions have occurred by USC, UCLA, NPR and others to deliberately keep out nontraditional candidates like myself from our Democrat and Republican ONLY Gubernatorial debates. Attached is an official letter from Secretary of California dated January 18th, 2018, confirming me as a registered gubernatorial candidate.
E-mail confirming UCLA Gubernatorial Townhall, Monday, January 15,2018
Tuesday, January 16th, 2018, E-mail declaring cancellation of UCLA Gubernatorial Townhall stating "unforeseen circumstances".
Exhibit D comparison with Exhibit C to demonstrate willful deceit to California voters.
Please note, I have contacted Univision and LCF, via email, to request that I and other registered gubernatorial candidates to be invited to the UCLA Gubernatorial Townhall to ensure a thorough debate.
Hosted by Jorge Ramos and Ilia Calderón, and Latino Community Foundation (LCF).
Thursday, January 25, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PST
University of California, Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Our United States Constitution has penal laws to protect the purity of our election process. Our Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 regulates the conduct of election campaigns in the spirit to protect the integrity of our political process and to ensure effective and thorough political debates in a nondiscriminatory way.
As Governor, I will fight hard to get money out from our California election process from special interest like superPACs, lobbyists, banks, unions nor foreign governments.by proposing public financing of registered candidates. I will modernize our California Election laws to ensure effective and thorough political debates in a nondiscriminatory way. All registered candidates should hold a public debate at least once a week if not more via free platforms like Twitter Periscope, Facebook Live and others.
To conclude, its time that all the registered gubernatorial candidates work together towards the goal of holding an online social media live debate for this election year to ensure effective and thorough political debates in a nondiscriminatory way.
I personally met Travis Allen, Republican legislator for the California State Assembly from Huntington Beach, at the USC Gubernatorial event I was excluded from, on January 13th, 2018. He seems to be a very conservative, talented and patriotic American. During the course of our brief meeting, I gave him my campaign card and directly challenged him to a debate. Travis Allen has my name, number and contact information. I further mentioned I would like for us and the other candidates to work together toward a common goal to legalize our Spanish language in California. Let's the debate start!
Photograph taken of a white Toyota with California license plate 6ANM364. Intimidation and threats did not work before and it never will with me. I will always fight as a candidate, or witness under oath for undue influence and corruption, to ensure unconditional transparency for genuine accountability, to ensure our democracy remains a government of the People, by the People and for the People.
Please Note: After giving sworn testimony pertaining to undue influence and corruption under oath, FBI agents with a subpoena, seized a trove of investigative documents, computers and files in November 13th, 2015.