Posts Tagged 'Fenty'

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, don’t know what it means to me

The Root

D.C.’s outgoing mayor and his schools chancellor used education reform as something to do to black people instead of with black people. Reform advocates around the country should be taking notes. This is a local story with national implications.

What planet does Kojo live on?

Jason Cherkis makes some excellent points on Fenty’s misplaced priorities.

For me Fenty’s record of giving away public property to his cronies is enough to oppose him, but his union busting policies are another good reason to oppose him.

Does Kojo ever go east of Rock Creek Park?

How unpopular is Mayor Fenty?

Fenty booed by Dunbar High grads

If Rhee were doing good things for DC Schools Mayor Fenty would be cheered. When do Rhee’s boosters begin to notice that no one who has to live with the DC School system supports her?

People who don’t get it

Yo, Big Media Matt, pick up the phone and call Empower DC and you will understand why Fenty is so unpopular East of Rock Creek Park.

Or let me ask a question even you can understand, if the schools are getting better, why have so many parents pulled their child out of DC schools since Michelle Rhee came to town?


From Empower DC:

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT the Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence – for more information contact Ladd Everitt,
Dear Friend/Supporter:

I’m sure many of you have already heard the very disturbing news that Delegate Norton and Mayor Fenty are prepared to accept a voting rights bill with an NRA amendment attached that would eradicate our city’s gun laws. Del. Norton has indicated she is pushing for a vote on the bill and amendment next week. Mayor Fenty says that’s fine by him.

This means that just two weeks after the horrific March 30 mass shooting in which children were gunned down with an AK-47 in Southeast D.C., Delegate Norton and Mayor Fenty are prepared to legalize assault weapons in the District. All told, here’s exactly what the NRA’s “Ensign Amendment” would do to our gun laws:

1) Legalize assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
2) Repeal the District’s licensing and registration system.
3) Allow some convicted substance abusers and violent misdemeanants to purchase and own firearms.
4) Roll back important regulations curbing illegal gun trafficking by allowing D.C. residents to buy guns in MD and VA.
5) Prevent the D.C. Council from enacting any gun-related legislation in the future.

D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh has described Norton and Fenty’s willingness to accept a gun amendment in the following words: “It’s wrong, it’s undemocratic and it’s insulting, and we should not kneel down on our basic principles just to get this [voting rights] bill through.” Chairman Vincent Gray has stated that he will not support the bill if it removes the Council’s ability to regulate firearms.

Your help is needed. We must tell Delegate Norton and Mayor Fenty that the safety of our families and children is not an acceptable tradeoff for a single voting Member in the House of Representatives (which would do nothing to grant us full democracy and still leave us at the whim of Congress and the National Rifle Association).

Please contact Delegate Norton TODAY at (202) 225-8050 and Mayor Fenty at and tell them that any voting rights bill that eradicates our gun laws and gives the NRA the ability to make gun policy in the District is an outrage and totally unacceptable. Alternatively, you can email them through the following two forms:

Norton Contact Form

Fenty Contact Form

I can’t tell you how personally upset I am that Del. Norton and Mayor Fenty are supporting this gun amendment. The fact that they have picked National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 18-24) to move the legislation is even more upsetting.

Please make your calls today and pass this message on to other D.C. residents. Thank you.

The only thing that would cause more murder and mayhem in this city is allowing freer access to guns.”
– D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton

Ladd Everitt

Director of Communications

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

1424 L Street NW, Suite 2-1

Washington, DC 20005

W:  (202) 408-0061, x. 1003

Cell:  (202) 701-7171

Email: leveritt[@]



Another reason Fenty has to go

Judge Holds D.C. Mayor in Contempt in Child Services Agency Suit

“The contumacious posture of District officials has become a troubling theme here,” the judge wrote.

Hogan’s order did not specify a punishment for Fenty or the District. However, he asked the parties to attend a currently unscheduled hearing to discuss possible sanctions and remedies. He also ordered them to produce a new action plan for the CFSA covering its operations in 2011.

The money that was promised to clean up the Anacostia?

Remember how the plastic bag tax was passed to help clean up the Anacostia? Well, Fenty wants to use it for something else.

Get the feeling that Fenty’s word is worthless?

Get the feeling that Fenty is indifferent to the people who live east of the Anacostia?

Sulaimon Brown for Mayor.