Chris Anderson Says Tea Party Behind Move To Recall Him; Asks For Donations To Fight Effort

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

District 7 City Councilman Chris Anderson, in a message to supporters, blames the Tea Party for the current effort to recall him from office.

He asked for donations to fight the petition drive.

Councilman Anderson said, "We're under attack - the Tea Party and their allies have launched an effort to recall me from public office. 

"The leaders of this recall effort have been clear - after nine months of serving as the Chattanooga City Councilman for District 7, their motivations for removing me from office are driven by a deep intolerance. The Tea Party is infuriated that together, we stood in solidarity with our city employees and fought for equal rights. 

"The Tea Party and their allies are committed to obstructing the basic functions of government to achieve their own extreme and bigoted agenda—this recall is an outrageous waste of time and taxpayer dollars. But I am committed to continuing to fight for the equal rights of each and every single city employee, those rights are non-negotiable and if that means I am to be subject to a recall from an organization that has been on the wrong side of history since its inception, then so be it.

"I need you to stand with me to ensure they don't succeed. In the nine short months I've been in office, we've already accomplished so much - an equal rights ordinance, better roads in St. Elmo and East Lake, and championed a literacy program in our recreation centers to ensure our children have a brighter future.

"But there's so much more on the line as we move ahead - a progressive budget for the next fiscal year, a plan to address crime and provide for safer streets for our communities, and a path forward for affordable housing for Chattanooga. If this is something you believe in, sign up to volunteer and help lead the charge against this recall effort. 

"I need your help to fight - every dollar you donate goes directly toward organizing our community to prevent the Tea Party from obstructing progress in our city. Can you help me by chipping in $25 or more if you can? This is a critical moment for Chattanooga, let's make sure we win this one. 

"Thank you so much for standing with me,"

Chris


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