Anderson Says Tea Party "Throwing Everything They Have At Us"

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

District 7 City Councilman Chris Anderson said the local Tea Party "is throwing everything they have at us" in an attempt to get enough names to force a vote on his recall.

Thus far the recall group only has 146 valid signatures out of 1,600 needed.

Councilman Anderson said the group sent a copy of the petition to every household in District 7.

He said the group also used a robo call to urge support for the drive.

He stated, "Last week, the Tea Party sent out this robocall to residents of District 7—they used the same phone number as when they opposed the Domestic Partner Ordinance. They've sent out the recall petition to mailboxes across the district, pleading with people to sign it by trotting out blatant lies and hateful rhetoric. They've got just over a month to get the signatures and they are falling behind, but that means they are going to start getting desperate.

"I need your help to make sure we have the resources we need to fight back against this effort by outsiders to derail a progressive vision for Chattanooga. Can you sign up to volunteer to knock on doors or make phone calls—let's make sure people know the truth.

"Or you make a contribution to our effort to fight back. Chip in $10 or more if you can to help stop this recall effort and send a clear message to the Tea Party that we won't be scared off by their bullying tactics."

To hear the robocall, click here.


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