For Immediate Release
For More Information Contact: Samuel L. Rivers 914.760.8136
TEAM RIVERS/FAVA TO APPEAR IN FINAL DEBATE BEFORE PRIMARY DAY
Mount Vernon, NY September 8, 2011 Community activist Samuel L. Rivers’ and his running John Fava today announced today that they will be appearing in their final debate before Primary day on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011.
Rivers and Fava’s campaign for City Council has picked up tremendous momentum this week when they picked up a key endorsement from a top watchdog group in the City of Mount Vernon. Rivers and Fava have spoken to 7,500 voters in the past few weeks.
“All of the voters we spoke to had the same thing in common” said Rivers. “They all agreed that the leadership in place now is not adequate and sufficient to lead us for the next four years. Many voters were thrilled that Fava and I are the only true independent candidates in the race”.
Tonight, voters can see Teams Rivers / Fava 2011 live from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 227 East Lincoln Avenue.
Team Rivers/Fava will be discussing their plan to create City Council Districts in the City of Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon is the only City in New York State that does not have City Council Districts.
“This campaign is about creating a City government for all residents and all communities, not just the political insiders and the big money donors. Electing one person who represents you and your community is better than voting for five people who do not represent you and are not accountable to you or your community. Every community deserves to have a voice in City Hall”, said Rivers.
Rivers and Fava will also discuss their plans to restructure the Mount Vernon Police Department where moral is at an all-time low. Spending cuts, property tax reductions, development and job creation will also be top priorities discussed at the forum.
“Mount Vernon is in a state of emergency” said Rivers. “We have serious issues facing Mount Vernon. Voters cannot afford to be bamboozled and hoodwinked into a repeat of the past 4 years and beyond. Bold, independent, and common sense leadership is what is needed in the City of Mount Vernon. “Rivers added.