Thank you to all the neighbors who supported the message of our campaign. This started from grassroots and continued as such throughout the entire campaign. We created a message of hope for approaching our city’s problems head-on and doing so together not divided by political ideology. This campaign saw people banding together to quickly locate housing for a supporter. It also saw responsive action that caused the current council member’s office to finally do the same for one constituent who had been asking for help, only to have been met with condescension and neglect. This campaign helped bring city-wide attention to a growing encampment behind a Lake City gym where the city finally acted only after it encountered a fire. These things should not have to come to such dire circumstances before our city council acts. But because it is so, we will not slow or tire and will continuously call out contempt, corruption and condescension. It is our duty to do so. This movement has just begun. We were the only city council campaign that took no PAC or special interest money nor any property tax dollars converted into vouchers. We were the only campaign supported by community funds thereby showing that change can come without corporate or special interest money but that it requires even more individual actors than what we had. To fight any group that wants to maintain its power and control that it will fabricate lies about those who stand up to dismantle it requires all of us to call it out. I will continue to speak truth to power and need you to do also.
Thank you and let’s stay the course.