Candidate working for Golden RulePublished 10:39am Wednesday, August 1, 2012
With 300-plus votes cast in the Herald’s poll, I am pleased to say that my campaign is polling right by the current mayor. This week, I am making a pledge that I will fight for equal rights of all citizens. Regardless of disability, age, gender, orientation. I feel we need the youth to step up to the plate and realize that human rights are equal rights. We as a community will not accept bullying in our classrooms. I will be at the fair talking about equality of marriage, the importance of equality in the work place, and spreading the love of the city onto your neighbor. This won’t be an easy task. I will have churches and religious beliefs against me. But I promise that not one group of people will dominate over another. I believe in the Golden Rule that my mother taught me. The rule is simple: treat others how you would like to be treated. I believe once the community comes together we can begin growing jobs. Jobs that will create stronger families and a strong community. In November, we will vote on the marriage amendment. I hope that the city starts talking about opposing it. It suggests marriage can only be defined between a man and a woman. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “A right delayed is a right denied.” And I do call on the council to start talking about being the 11th or 12th city to oppose the amendment in the state of Minnesota. Thank you and may God bless you.
Austin Mayoral Candidate