Jax Young Dems at Jacksonville City Council meeting Tuesday

The Jacksonville Young Democrats are going to make their presence known at Tuesday’s Jacksonville City Council meeting, addressing a variety of issues, including Mayor Lenny Curry‘s opposition to the Syrian refugee admission process, and the recent spate of threats and intimidation spurred by possible expansion of the Human Rights Ordinance.

The JYDs assert that  interested parties should “join us and let’s continue where Dr. King left off. Let’s stand up against discrimination. At HRO Town Halls … and at City Hall.”

The event may be mixed messaging for the Jacksonville  Young Democrats since they agree with Curry on one high-profile issue, but disagree with him on another.

“The Mayor of the City of Jacksonville echoed Gov. Scott’s uneducated concerns over Syrian refugees and does not want to take Syrian refugees out of fear regarding the issue of terrorism. Meanwhile, homegrown terrorist group KKK has the full reign to terrorize our city with no comment from the Mayor thereby empowering this hatred filled group by way of silence. It seems like we have to gracefully and lovingly educate our leaders,” the JYDs asserted.

Then, after Curry condemned the KKK flyers and the bomb threat made to intimidate participants of the “community conversations” on the Human Rights Ordinance, the JYDs amended their position.

“On Tuesday, let’s make sure we thank the Mayor for this. The fact that he’s done this means that we gotta shift our message,” wrote event organizer Kris Zolondek.

Ron Davis, who was supposed to appear at the meeting, had a conflict and will not make it.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]



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