The Democratic presidential primary debate scheduled for Dec. 19 will no longer be held at the University of California Los Angeles campus, the Democratic National Committee confirmed to TheWrap Wednesday.
The news came less than two weeks after the initial announcement of the venue.
“In response to concerns raised by the local organized labor community in Los Angeles, we have asked our media partners to seek an alternative site for the December debate,” senior adviser Mary Beth Cahill said via statement. “We will be in touch with more information when it is available.”
Politico, which is slated to co-host the debate with PBS, noted that AFSCME Local 3299 — the largest employee union at University of California — has called for a boycott of speaking engagements amid a legal dispute.
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[Source]: The Wrap