Tuesday, July 7, 2009
NAYSAYERS CONTINUE TO DECEIVE CINCINNATI VOTERSAttacking Cincinnatians for Progress another attempt to conceal the truth
July 7, 2009
Cincinnati, OH - The naysayers behind the Anti-Progress Charter Amendment that would change our City Charter to prevent the City from funding all passenger rail without first holding an election have been calling this dangerous proposal the "Streetcar Petition" or "Trolley Amendment" for some months now. Even though the language of the petition they are circulating clearly states that this charter amendment would affect all passenger rail, they continued to mislead Cincinnati voters by falsely arguing that this would only affect the proposed Streetcar.
Cincinnatians for Progress has been working to inform Cincinnati voters that this "Anti-Progress Charter Amendment," as we have been calling it, really does affect all passenger rail in the City, not just the Streetcar.
Now the proponents of the Anti-Progress Charter Amendment are employing new tactics in their campaign to deceive Cincinnati voters. COAST is now referring to this issue as the "Pro-Vote Charter Amendment," instead of the "Trolley Petition." If all they want is to allow voters to have more of say in the electoral process, why limit their Charter Amendment to passenger rail? What about roads and bridges, or even funding for the police or schools?
Chris Smitherman has stooped to even lower levels, claiming that Cincinnatians for Progress supports "Jim Crow" because of our work informing Cincinnati voters of the potential dangerous consequences if their proposal is adopted in November. This is just another unfortunate attempt to deceive Cincinnati voters from the truth about the Anti-Progress Charter Amendment.
"We will not let these baseless and inflammatory attacks distract us from our work informing Cincinnati voters of the truth behind this dangerous Charter Amendment," said Robert Richardson, Co-Chair of Cincinnatians for Progress. "We will not let their deceptive tactics go unanswered."
Cincinnatians for Progress remains committed to working to inform Cincinnati voters about the truth behind the Anti-Progress Charter Amendment.
1. More than the Streetcar: The language of the ballot amendment means this will affect ALL passenger rail projects, including President Obama's plan to connect Cincinnati to Cleveland and Chicago via high speed rail (3C Rail), the Eastern Corridor project or any other project (such as connecting CVG to downtown via rail).
For more information on Cincinnatians for Progress, please visit www.cincinnatiansforprogress.com.
posted by Cincinnatians For Progress at 11:25 AM
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