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September 18, 2017

Thank You

"I will never lose my voice talking about our community and the city that I love so much." @dandc #ROC pic.twitter.com/0oduhf5YY5 — Lauren Peace (@LaurenMPeace) September 13, 2017 We didn’t win the election, but we have a lot to celebrate. More than 3,100 people voted for change. We ran strong despite major opposition from two Democratic establishment factions. We held our own …

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August 27, 2017

Sheppard is Wrong for Rochester

  Police Abuses, Poor Leadership, History of No Accountability   During Sheppard’s tenure, internal affairs did not find a single officer guilty of using excessive force in response to civilian complaints. (Source: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2017/02/25/critics-seek-overhaul-police-conduct-review/98245834/) Sheppard promoted policies such as stop and frisk and racial profiling. At one point, he said officers would stop anyone without a bell on a bicycle. (Source: …

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August 27, 2017

Barnhart Proposes City Arts Fund

Rochester has wonderful arts and cultural organizations. Many could use more financial security. That’s why Rachel Barnhart has proposed a City Arts Fund. This fund would award grants to nonprofits large and small. Funds could come from the city and private organizations. We could even partner with the county, which already provides arts grants. Our commitment to arts and culture …

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