I drove eight hours. This is very important to me and all of my colleagues.
My name is Anita White and I am a prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office of Broward County.
I’m here representing myself, but I’m also here because I have paralegals, secretaries and people who work with me who cannot afford even one percent being taken out of their pay to go to
We were made promises when we signed on with the state.
I was promised that I would have my Bar dues paid. This is now gone.
I was promised that I would get health insurance. Now I’m being forced togive money to that.
I was promised that I would have life insurance at twice my pay. And then I was told last year that my life is only worth $25,000 and I had to purchase additional life insurance.
So in one year, I have already received three pay cuts. Three!
And you’re asking me to take another. And you’re asking
people who make less than I do to take another.
I do what I do — I’m a Career Criminal prosecutor, I spent three years as a sex-crimes prosecutor — I do it for love. I use my personal resources because I love what I do.
I do it day and night, on the weekends. I come in. I meet with victims after hours so that they don’t have to be inconvenienced.
But nobody cares about inconveniencing us. Nobody cares that we
have to take second jobs. Nobody knows about that because we are being portrayed as villains.
We have no union, we have no one to speak up for us. And that is why I am here, to speak up for us.
It is wrong…the way you frame things, the words you use are important.
People call it fairness…and they call it a contribution. I call it what it is, it is a tax.
Rumpole says: BRAVO ASA White! Take a bow.