Protesters may take the fun out of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's fundraising birthday bash, set for tonight at 6:30 p.m.
Labor groups and advocates for the homeless are planning to crash the event with candles and pickets. The protesters are getting a jump on things, with their pickets set to start at 5:30 p.m.
Here is the protesters' rallying news release:
Join the Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO, Jobs with Justice and the Committee to Save Franklin Shelter at a candlelight vigil to tell Mayor Fenty to STOP his attacks on DC workers!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
3031Gates Rd NW
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Mayor Fenty is a budget-shattering, union-busting, promise-breaking political boss whose poor performance and bad management are costing DC taxpayers millions of dollars without real accountability or significant improvements.
Fenty campaigned on inclusion, but he routinely excludes the city council, community groups and unions from important policy decisions affecting the City.
Fenty broke his promise to the homeless by closing shelters and leaving people on the streets with out a relocation plan.
· Fenty broke his promise to tenants by not supporting the Rent Administrator Grace Wiggins.
· Fenty is trying to gut seniority rights for DC teachers.
· Fenty was ordered to reinstate workers he wrongfully fired yet he refuses to do so.
· Fenty stooped to reveal his petty, vindictive governing tactics when he unilaterally abolished city jobs held by some union leaders, a retaliatory move to intimidate unions who have pushed for reform through partnership.
AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL!
Please contact 202-974-8222 for further information