For Immediate Release:
DEMOCRATIC DISTRICT LEADER VOWS TO KEEPING FIGHTING IN GENERAL ELECTION; URGES FELLOW DEMOCRATS TO CROSS PARTY LINE
Contact: Samuel L. Rivers firstname.lastname@example.org
October 12, 2011
Mount Vernon, NY- DEMOCRATIC district leader and community activist Samuel L. Rivers today announced that he will be actively campaigning for City Council in the November election. Rivers will be on the Republican and Conservative lines. “I am proud to be on the Republican and Conservative lines” said Rivers. It is time for the Democratic leadership to stop playing the race card and dividing the community by saying that the Republican and Conservative parties are against the black community.
Rivers said that after attending a Democratic district leader meeting last week that he is fed up with the “Hitler style” divide and conquer tactics used by top Democrats throughout Westchester County. The African American community especially in Mount Vernon needs to know that it was the Republican Party that fought to end slavery and pass the civil rights act and it was the Democrats that fought at every opportunity to block such progressive measures. “The black community must not forget that Martin Luther King Jr., Frederick Douglas, and Harriet Tubman were Republicans and they must remember that the Klu Klux Klan was born out of the Democratic Party.
While he said that he subscribes to a majority of the principles of the Democratic Party, Rivers said party doesn’t matter and that people especially blacks should ignore the Democratic line in November and should Vote Row “C” to clean up Mount Vernon. “I am a Democrat, I am an elected Democratic district leader and I am asking everyone especially, the African American community to cross party lines and vote Conservative this November. The Conservative Party has a proven track record of fighting for the underprivileged, cutting taxes, and creating jobs. Vote Row “C” to clean up Mount Vernon,” Rivers said. “There is no coincidence that the ten poorest cities in America all have elected Democrat Mayors,” he added.
Rivers said that he is not supporting any of the Democratic Party backed slate. Rivers said that the last two Mayors endorsed and supported by the Mount Vernon Democratic City community have created an image of corruption that will lasts for decades to come. Both Mayors saw members of their administration indicted and sentenced for betraying the public’s trust.