We write this letter united with unequivocal support for City Councilman Paul Vallone.
Recently, many fellow Democrats received his opponent’s hate-ridden mail that contained hostile words, repugnant lies and shameful attacks against our councilman and our district.
We are clearly opposed to this type of negative politicking that has poisoned us nationally and now tries to permeate the fabric of our local communities. We must not allow our families and communities to be torn apart. We stand united against those who want to divide us with outlandish smears, heinous hate and ludicrous lies.
Four years ago, Councilman Vallone brought us together as one community. We were a forgotten district without a voice. He gave us a voice — a unified voice that continues to grow stronger. Councilman Vallone has proven his commitment to represent all nationalities, all religions, our seniors and veterans, our schools and libraries, all unions, and civic and community leaders like us.
We raise our voices in unison against anyone who tries to divide us, and this form of divisive politics and hate must end. This is our time to reject anyone, especially Councilman Paul Vallone’s opponent, who tries to tear us apart with lies and deception.
With one week to go before the Democratic primary the choice could not be clearer.
Show the opposition we stand united against hate.
Rev. Fr. Dionysios Anagnostopoulos
Rabbi Yossi Blesofsky
Mary Ann Dorsa
Dr. Rita Harper
Young Jin Kim
Anthony Lemma Sr.
John. J. McArdle