"This shows leadership and a respect for her own African American Community. The Cincinnati NAACP does not know why this group challenges African Americans right to petition our government. Some of the statements are racist based on the history of African Americans not having the right to vote in this country. Shame on Mayor Mallory for having his name attached to such a group and website. Mayor Mallory is the chair of the group and Mayor Mallory is African American. This could explain why his public policy continues to exclude African Americans from economic contracts in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati NAACP finds this website based on its positions to stop African Americans from exercising their constitutional rights to petition our government as racist. This is what institutional racism looks like! We are concerned with any elected official who allows their name to be attached to this public policy position. It is one thing to support a $200 Million Streetcar. It is another to say the Cincinnati NAACP or African Americans do not have the right to petition our government."Cincinnatians For Progress have repeatedly cited the NAACP's "constant petition drives" as a primary reason to oppose this ballot measure. COAST, the Southwestern Ohio Green Party, and the Libertarian Party stand solidly with our brothers and sisters at the NAACP for the right to vote on matters of public policy, and to petition our government for a redress of grievances, a right which is embodied in the first amendment of the United States Constitution.
Vote YES ON ISSUES 8 & 9.