Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Ryan Derks Challenges Congressman Cleaver By Cleaning Up Namesake Kansas City Street
A worthwhile Kansas City urban core campaign stunt hopes to grab the attention of voters in this traditionally Democratic Party stronghold district . . .
"On Saturday, August 8, Derks selected Emanuel Cleaver Blvd. to do a trash pick-up. In less than 12 minutes he, by himself, filled two large bags full of trash. “It’s a disgrace that Rep. Cleaver is oblivious to the fact that the street named after him is so full of trash. Does he not care? Where is he? And, where was he during the riots and protests in Kansas City?”
"From today until November 3rd, Derks will be on Emanuel Cleaver Boulevard at 9am picking up trash for 1 hour and is inviting everyone in the district to join and send a loud message. “This man wags his abnormally long fingers at us telling us to be better while he can’t even keep his own street clean.”
Here's his presser in full: (Congressman) Emanuel Cleaver treats his district like he treats his district: trash
A bold video call out from the upstart challenger:
You decide . . .