Livable Raleigh announces City Council Endorsements

Livable Raleigh announces City Council Endorsements

Terrance Ruth is a breath of fresh air for our city, a man Raleigh will be proud to say is our mayor. His election will restore the integrity and decency to the mayor’s office that Raleigh voters could count on in the past, but that’s been missing these last three years.
With Ruth at the Council table, LR recommends a slate of “change” candidates that, as a group, reflect our organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and social justice across racial, gender and age differences.
Each of our endorsed candidates brings a unique, valuable set of experiences that, when brought together on Council, will help Mayor Ruth lead the way to Raleigh’s best future.

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Melton will take $$$ from ANYONE!

Melton will take $$$ from ANYONE!

At a City Council At-Large Candidate Forum held Sept 27, 2022, Councilor Jonathan Melton said “I’ll take ANY contribution” in a response to a question about the influence of big real estate developers on Council. That includes a sexual predator and an Anti-LGBTQ bigot.

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David Knight lashes out at community groups

David Knight lashes out at community groups

David Knight is struggling to divert voter attention away from his council record of development industry payola, citizen suppression and environmental destruction by lashing out at anyone who dares to fact-check his false claims.

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Cat Lawson, Dist A Candidate, Does She Trust the Citizens?

Cat Lawson, Dist A Candidate, Does She Trust the Citizens?

If Cat Lawson’s understanding of being a City Councilor is that it is an “exercise in public trust,” why doesn’t she trust the public to know who she really is when she is asking for their support and their votes? Why is she scrubbing her history of anything that might be problematic for her run for office?

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CACs are what democracy is all about – Councilor David Cox

CACs are what democracy is all about – Councilor David Cox

Mr. Knight misunderstands what CACs did. People exercised their right to express their support or not of proposed changes in the city code through non-binding votes.

It is chilling to think that anyone in 21st century America after all our Country has been through to secure our rights to speak freely, to petition our government, and to vote at everything from neighborhood book clubs to electing the President could utter such words.

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Mary Black-Branch, Dist A Candidate, in her own words

Mary Black-Branch, Dist A Candidate, in her own words

Mary Black-Branch is Livable Raleigh's endorsed candidate for City Council in District A. She recently answered a question about herself on Twitter and we are reposting her answer here.   Question: What got you into activism? Mary's answer: This is actually a...

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Mayor Baldwin, Jonathan Melton and several City Council candidates take anti-LGBTQ cash

Mayor Baldwin, Jonathan Melton and several City Council candidates take anti-LGBTQ cash

INDYWeek reminds us in their Daily Mail that Lt Governor Mark Robinson is still a bigot.
But they fail to make the connection to Raleigh City Council.
So, it’s time to update our previous report noting that developer John Kane is a BIG donor to Lt. Governor Mark Robinson and he is also a BIG donor to Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin, Councilor Jonathan Melton and several City Council candidates.

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Councilor Knight on CACs, They are Inappropriate!

Councilor Knight on CACs, They are Inappropriate!

Knight said the CACs, by continuing to call themselves CACs, were misleading the public. They were self-elected, self-selected, exclusive and inappropriate.
He said the one vital thing they were doing was voting on other people’s property rights without being elected to do so.
The only one misleading the public is Knight.

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