Sunday, January 20, 2019
NORTHEAST NEWS: KANSAS CITY VOTERS REJECT MLK RENAME ON THE PASEO!!!
As a holiday approaches, this bit of community news seems relevant for a community still debating a civil rights legacy.
In their latest issue, the Northeast News argues against the proposed MLK rename in this editorial: No Means No
And so, here's their strongest point as it relates to voters and elected officials . .
"Here’s a heads up for the backers of this pandering piece of municipal legislation, as has been noted so many times before, the voters, those are the people who elected you by the way, are overwhelmingly opposed to this measure. Our own Northeast News poll last week showed a 93% opposition and a scant 7% approval for the measure.
"Similar numbers were brought forward by the Mayor and Councilwomen Hall and Canaday, as you might recall, who recorded 80-85% opposition in constituent conversations they had been involved with. The mayoral candidates pushing this against the public’s will might want to remember that there’s an election in a little over 90 days. Might not be the smartest thing to foist this on an un-wanting public given the backlash potential."
And so we ask . . .
DO YOU AGREE WITH NORTHEAST NEWS?!?!? NOW, AT LONG LAST AND AMID HIS NATIONAL HOLIDAY, SHOULD KCMO RENAME THE PASEO IN HONOR OF MLK?!?!
You decide . . .