Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken so much money from corporations that sometimes it all blurs together. But the $66,300 he's taken from the infamous [La Cañada Flintridge-based] Pleasant Care Corporation nursing homes is unprecedented and should be returned immediately.
All told, 13 criminal charges have been recently filed against Pleasant Care for elder abuse and elder neglect. In the past, Pleasant Care has faced numerous lawsuits and fines for sub-standard and abusive practices and is even barred from opening new nursing homes because of this record.
Schwarzenegger collected funds earned from the pain and suffering of some of society's most vulnerable people and he insults them by spending it on his campaigns. As the presidents of the Congress of California Seniors and the California Nurses Associ-ation, we urge Schwarzeneg-ger to return these funds immediately and to reject any future donations from this corporation.
Deborah Burger, RN, president of the California Nurses Association
Henry L. "Hank" Lacayo, president, Congress of California Seniors