Media Advisory: Community leaders highlight a vision to end corruption and give every community a voice

Will Petrik

Outreach Director
Represent Columbus

DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS HIGHLIGHT A VISION TO END CORRUPTION AND GIVE EVERY COMMUNITY A VOICE

Coalition expresses support for increased accountability and community representation through a citizens initiated Charter Amendment

Why:

The current city administration is under FBI investigation – with allegations of scandal and corruption. Columbus has become closed to a small group of political insiders that fails to represent most communities.  Money dominates our democracy at every level, including our city. It’s time to end the corruption and give every community a voice.

Who:

  • Whitney Smith, Co-Chair of Represent Columbus
  • Bill Todd, Former Mayoral Candidate
  • Zach Scott, Candidate for Mayor of Columbus
  • Will Petrik, Former Candidate for Columbus City Council
  • Other community leaders, activist & citizens

When: 

Monday October 19, 2015 5:00 PM

Where: 

Southern Steps of Columbus City Hall (Broad Street Entrance)

About: 

Represent Columbus, a cross-partisan coalition of community leaders, will announce its Charter Amendment to the Columbus City Charter. The proposed amendment will employ a mix of At-Large and District council seats.

The proposed Charter Amendment will be made available ahead of the press conference.

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