Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Southside Aldermanic Candidate Blasts Local SOC Org. For Not Spreading Info About Prior Debate

Angel Sánchez

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The Southside Organizing Committee failed to informed community residents about Monday's local candidate's debate, aldermanic candidate alleges.

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 7, 2012

Milwaukee - On Tuesday, 12th District Aldermanic candidate Angel Sánchez said, he is very disappointed and criticized Steve Fendt, Executive Director from the Southside Organizing Committee (SOC) for not informing residents through SOC's mass e-mailing database about last Monday's candidate debate at Walker's Point. Sánchez says, he contacted Fendt on Wednesday to let him know about the 12th Aldermanic candidate debate at Walker's Point and asked him to let the community know through their mass e-mailing system.
Fendt didn't make any effort to get the word out about an important debate to several thousand community active residents in the near southside, according to Sánchez.
Fendt when contacted said, that Sánchez did call him about the debate event, but that it's not his responsibility to announce everyone else's events (stuff). Fendt also said, that Walker's Point Association didn't contact him about the event on Monday or if they wanted the event announced. It's not his job to announce the events from other groups, according to Fendt.
But Fendt says, SOC and seven other groups are organizing several job session interviews for the 12th and 8th Districts Aldermanic candidates, where members of the community can attend and question candidates accomplishments, qualifications, their experience and contributions to the community.
SOC in conjunction with the Clarke Square Initiative, Council for the Spanish Speaking, Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, LULAC Council 326, Voces de la Frontera, Walker's Point Association and Walker Square Neighborhood Association are organizing two aldermanic events to maximize voter turnout this Spring, according to Fendt.
The first SOC event will take place on February 15, at 6:00 p.m. at the Council for the Speaking Murguia Campus, 1645 S. 36th St.
8th District Aldermanic candidates, Alderman Robert "Bob" Donovan, Jennifer Morales, Chez Ordoñez and Benjamin Juarez have been invited to participate.
The second SOC event will take place on February 16, at 6:00 p.m. at St. Anthony Keyser Hall, 1730 S. 9th St.
12th Aldermanic candidates, Alderman James "Jim" Witkowiak, Angel Sánchez and José G. Pérez have been invited to attend.

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