MEETING TO "RECALL" (OUST) DC MAYOR ADRIAN FENTY

The Committee to Save Franklin Shelter will host a

MEETING TO "RECALL" (OUST) DC MAYOR ADRIAN FENTY


The citizens of Washington, DC have more than a few reasons to want Mayor Fenty to be FORCIBLY removed from office early. His litany of offenses includes:

1 -- the fact that he is a flip-flop who pretended to care for the poor and homeless and has now been bought and paid for by the developers.

2 -- the fact that he ran on a platform of transparency and accountability and now heads a government that is plagued with scandals and is extremely secretive.

(The amount of money lost during his term due to scandals exceeds the amount of money that has been cut from social services within the same time frame. The government could afford to care for the poor if we could get these scandals under control.)

3 -- his many broken promises which include:

the promise to keep Franklin School Shelter open as a shelter,
the promise to open a new shelter half the size of Franklin in downtown,
the promise to create more affordable housing (especiaaly on Parcel 42)

4 -- The closing of 2 Income Maintenance Administration (IMA) offices, which has resulted in people waiting in line for days to get food stamps and other forms of assistance:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/18/AR2010011803863.html?sub=AR

5 -- how he balances the budget on the backs of the poor

6 -- his anti-union stance

7 -- his unwillingness to continue the daycare voucher program for working mothers

8 -- his over-regulation of the cabdriver industry

9 -- cronyism

10 -- giving away public property to greedy developers for close to nothing

(for example giving away 16 acres of public property for $1/year for 99 years, to a developer of course)

I'm sure that the many citizens of DC have many more reasons.
This is just a small sample.

FURTHERMORE, removing Mr. Fenty from office early would empower the citizens of the city by showing them that "IT CAN BE DONE". No mayor has ever been successfully recalled in this city. People often think that we must allow the incumbent to finish his/her term and that we must accept whatever they choose to do until their term is up. It is high time that we, the citizens of DC, took a stand and sent a strong message to this mayor and all future mayors of this city. A successful recall would show Fenty and all future mayors that:

THEY MUST MEET THE NEEDS AND THE DEMANDS OF THE PEOPLE WHO ELECTED THEM (AS WELL AS THOSE WHO DIDN'T) OR THEY'LL BE OUT ON THEIR EAR!!! JUST LIKE WE VOTED THEM IN, WE'LL VOTE THEM OUT!!!!!

It is to this end that a meeting to organize the recall of Mr. Fenty has been arranged.

The purpose of the meeting will be to enlist the help of people who will canvass the city collecting signatures from those who want Fenty out of office.

We hope to sign up at least 200 people.

The meeting will be held:

Sunday, January 31st, 2010
From 1 to 3 pm
At the martin Luther king, Jr. Memorial Library (901 G street)
In Room A-5

We must get at least 42,000 signatures by May 17th for the recall to take effect.
(We hope to get a lot more than that and probably will.)
The recall was filed in December 2009 and we have until May 17th to gather the signatures.
Getting the required number of petition signatures would force a referendum during which he could be voted out of office.
Other rules pertaining to procedure will be discussed at the meeting.

"Be the change you want to see in the world"

Note: Click on the 3rd line of my signature to see all of my personal info in one place.
Unlike Mayor Fenty, my life is an open book.

Eric Jonathan Sheptock "The Blogger"
(240) 305-5255
www.ericjonathansheptock.mp -- personal info website
http://www.epiphanydc.org/ -- My Progressive Parish
http://www.edow.org/ -- My Progressive Diocese
http://www.theother35percent.blogspot.com/ -- Slide show of Franklin School (inside and out)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZQWTJ-ObaA -- VIDEO: "They Don't Really care About Us" -- By: Michael Jackson
MAYOR FENTY has a headache and his headache has a name -- ERIC JONATHAN SHEPTOCK.

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