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Sullivan disappoints with Veto on Ordinance 64

August 17, 2009
Mayor Dan Sullivan

Mayor Dan Sullivan

Mayor Dan Sullivan, like his father before him, has carried on a legacy of bigotry by vetoing Ordinance 64.  He made the announcement around 2:30pm today.  Many of us were eagerly watching facebook and the anchorage daily news website in order to get the most up-to-date information.  We didn’t have long to wait to find out that our Mayor would be dancing on the strings of Jerry Prevo and Jim Minnery.

The Anchorage Assembly has 21 days to override the veto.  The Ordinance was passed through the Assembly 7-4.  We need to contact out Assembly representatives and ask them to make a stand for Equal Rights in Alaska.  We need to ask them to not let history repeat itself with this veto.  We need to politely but firmly tell them that the needs of the minority override the opinions of the majority.

Take heart that this fight will continue.  It’s not over, not by a long shot.

Update: The link to the Anchorage Assembly Contact page has been fixed.

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