Staff, Indivisible Westchester
Apr. 11, 2018: Independent, grassroots activist group Indivisible Westchester, on behalf of the residents of Westchester County, is demanding an apology from the Bronxville Republican Committee for using blatantly false financial claims in Republican campaign messages.
In a recent fundraising email, Bronxville Republican Village Committee Chair Rene Atayan said that the GOP candidate for village justice is “being severely challenged by Indivisible Westchester, who has reportedly poured thousands [original italics] into what was supposed to be a village race.” This is false. Indivisible Westchester did not endorse a candidate in this race and did not contribute anything, much less “thousands,” to any candidate in Bronxville.
Fabricating a story to raise money does a disservice to both candidates in this race, the Westchester voters, and our political discourse in general. Ignoring facts and misleading the American public has become a hallmark of Donald Trump’s Republican Party. And now it is becoming painfully clear that Republicans at every level – village, county, state, and federal – are embracing Trump and the national GOP’s dishonest, win-at-all-costs style instead of standing up for American values that Westchester residents cherish.
“At a time when our country is more divided than ever and outside groups really are pouring money into our local NY races, members of Indivisible Westchester are committed to holding both parties accountable to ensure that Westchester remains a place where we value truth, respect our neighbors, and support candidates that believe in equality and inclusion,” said Shannon Powell, co-founder of Indivisible Westchester. “And we certainly won’t stand for Trump’s GOP, or anyone, frankly, misleading the public.”
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