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Thursday, May 19, 2011

My email conversation with City Council Woman Karen-Brandee Williams..from #Forest Park, Ga.

Man, so the City of Forest Park City Council against Breastfeeding children over 2 just got a bit more interesting.  I know I am not the only one sending out emails and calling news stations and faxing letters so I know this is all making a difference and I hope I am helping with what I am doing.  And let me say again I have read some comments from others about breastfeeding that have really pissed me off, but since I am a male, I feel like I can only go so hard back at people, now if I was a woman, ohh boy. Watch out. 
So one of the Forest Park City Council memebers has been so kind to email alot of us back. Before I had no idea of who this woman was by name.  So let me break this down for you. She is in full support of the issue for letting moms breastfeed.  Here is the email she sent me a little while ago.

Hi Scott,
In regards to the Breastfeeding/Nudity Ordinance, here's my feedback:
I share your concerns [this was very heart felt] as well as other things that was presented in this ordinance, that is why I decided to Abstain from voting on this amendment. There are some laws that talks modestly about breast feeding rules, per se; nevertheless, Balance is essential! I often ask questions, not just for myself, but to hopefully empower the citizens in our city to also begin to make a stand for their rights to inquire, hold their elected officials accountable and to demand that their local government are open, transparent and fair. Eventhough it is not always easy to make the right decisions on everything, it is easy to listen and consider the opinions and facts from the citizens. I have often asked the council members to not be so quick to vote on every issue, but to take some time and get together and discuss future decision, but to no avail.
This is what I have always tried to stand up against, but in voting, I am only one vote and 3 is the majority to pass anything in this city that the city manager John Parker and others in his 'political' network, want to happen.
I am tired of the political attacks on people, businesses, etc and I feel that the war should focus on that area and not to bring others into it who will suffer or get isolated involuntarily! Too much tax payers dollars are being spent on lawsuits, because our government do not know how to communicate, rationalize, reason and mediate on issues, but they want to attack. This should not be!
I know first hand of how our city government treat people with discrimination [being partially disable myself and having undergone so many attacks from them] and fight against those who are not in their "network." I will continue to make a stand for what is right, vote against or abstain on issues I feel is not all inclusive and I will continue trying to build open and transparency in our local government. They want me out, but I will maintain my standards until my term is over!
I pray that the governing body will revised their decision on this amendment
Keep our city government in your prayers!
Your comments are very valuable...
Blessings,
Council Karen-Brandee Williams
Ward 2
404-362-9747



Sorry I know this was alot to read but I wanted everyone to have the info.


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6 comments:

Kelly Sviatko May 19, 2011 at 12:40 PM   Reply to

Thanks for posting. I also received a reply from her.

As well as a reply from Linda Lord (which was a very short "thank you for your email").

Sounds like this city is a MESS and this Mr. Parker needs to be booted.

Lost.in.Idaho May 19, 2011 at 1:39 PM   Reply to

Sounds like you're learning too much... hopefully they don't have a mafioso attitude in your town. If so, you're gonna get whacked. :)

Keep fighting the good fight!

Teresa May 19, 2011 at 2:06 PM   Reply to

I got the same reply today from Ms. Williams. Nothing from any of the others yet...

Mummies nummies May 19, 2011 at 2:37 PM   Reply to

I got the same response from her this morning. Must be the email she is sending everyone who contacts her. I also posted about it today! I am curious as to what sh said to you over the phone... and what else she asked you to remove. Weird....

Anna May 19, 2011 at 2:53 PM   Reply to

This is so awesome of you and T to take a stand for what is right- a male helping to fight really helps too because normally these things obviously get supporters from "angry nursing moms" you know the typical people who it effects but it takes a real man to stand up for this! WTG!

This Daddy May 19, 2011 at 3:03 PM   Reply to

Anna, T and I were just talking about you the other night. Hope everything is good with you guys and I still need to meet Kevin.

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