Sunday, October 25, 2009

Press Conference/Rally with Vancouver Police Officers Guild and Moms for Leavitt

Join us at noon on Monday!

We'll be having a short press conference outside City Hall at noon Monday.

Ryan Martin, President of the Vancouver Police Officers' Guild, and other Guild members (all off-duty!), will be joining us to talk about why they are endorsing me for Mayor of Vancouver.

As the saying goes, if you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten. And for Vancouver, it's time to more forward!

We need a police force and fire department that have the resources to do their jobs and be PROactive instead of REactive.

We need a City Council that has the leadership to ask tough questions when it comes to budgeting and priorities.

We need a Mayor who actually understands business and can foster a climate that helps our local businesses, of all sizes, succeed and thrive.

We need a Mayor who will stand up to the status-quo forces that are pressuring Clark County commuters to pay the majority share of costs for an interstate bridge.

And most of all, we need a Mayor who fosters a spirit of collaboration and communication in our community — someone who listens to our citizens even when they disagree, and who works to build relationships, instead of tearing them apart.

I look forward to serving as your Mayor, and to working with City Council to make our government accountable to the people we are elected to serve. For too long, we have been dictated to instead of engaged, and we are now seeing the desperate machinations of a man who approaches his office as a right, rather than a privilege.

This has been a long, tough battle and I suspect that in the coming week we will only see my opposition grow uglier and fiercer in their attempts to scare you. Even as their campaign digs deeper and deeper into the mud, we will continue to engage you on the issues, not scare tactics.

Please, if you can, join us on Monday afternoon for a brief press conference and rally. The Vancouver Police Officers' Guild will speak about their support for me, you'll hear from a mother who is supporting me, and we'll take the opportunity to de-bunk some of the lies my opponent has been circulating.

If it's clear out, we'll be on the steps at City Hall. If it's raining, we'll be under the overhang.

Thanks once again for your support.

Please call 10 friends and remind them to vote, forward this message, and tell people why you are supporting Leavitt for Mayor: A Better Idea for Vancouver's Future.

We can do better. And starting November 4, we WILL!

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