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Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 09/30/2009

Moten, Gray Meet on Budget Cuts

Ronald Moten, a co-founder of Peaceaholics, is continuing his campaign to get the D.C. Council to restore earmarks for some social services and anti-crime organizations.

Moten has showed up, often accompanied by high school students, at the John A. Wilson Building for three consecutive weeks demanding to speak to council members.

Some members and staff have reported they have felt threatened by Moten, but today he and his contigent managed to get a meeting with Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D).

As four security stood guard nearby, Gray spoke to Moten and his associates for nearly an hour. But Gray didn't budge from his insistence that the city, which is trying to close a $666 million shortfall over three years, cannot afford earmarks.

This evening, Moten was spotted outside the Wilson Building, having another heated exchange with Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6).

By Anne Bartlett  |  06:52 PM ET, 09/30/2009

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