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Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 05/06/2009

Empower DC To Rally Against Fenty

Empower DC's campaign to stop the sale of public property to private interests continues tomorrow evening with a concert on Freedom Plaza, which is across the street from the John A. Wilson Building.

Local rock and funk bands will provide the entertainment for the event that will mix music with protest, according to a press release issued by Empower DC. The event is being dubbed, "Funk Fenty."

This from the press release: "After having a relatively good impression of Fenty while he served as Ward 4 Councilman, Empower DC members are now deeply disturbed about Fenty's allegiance to corporate interests and developers, evidenced by his stated goal of disposing as much as half of the city's public property inventory, through the office of Deputy Mayor Neil Albert."

The release goes on to talk about the potential disposition of closed public schools to developers and the city's tendency to work with the developers that have donated to Fenty's political campaigns.The group points to development firm Donatelli & Klein for its contributions and projects with the city.

This DC Statehood Green Party, Save our Schools, DC Jobs with Justice, TENAC and the Black August Planning Organization are also listed as sponsors of the rally and concert.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  11:19 AM ET, 05/06/2009

Categories:  Mayor Fenty

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