Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Update: Six Months Out

Considering that page views to this site have jumped in the past few days, it seems clear that there is renewed interest in the growing movement to recall DC City Council Chairman Kwame Brown. The reasons for this are clear: an overwhelming record of corruption, self-dealing and substantial mismanagement of finances, both his own and those of the city of Washington. We believe that the public good would be well-served by removing Kwame Brown from the City Council.

What may be less clear is the reasoning behind a lack of updates on this site for the past few months. Well, it's pretty simple: under DC law a recall petition cannot be filed until the subject of the petition has been in office for at least one year. When we realized this was the case, we decided to leave the site up with the few posts it had at the start of the year and bide our time; it seemed that efforts to recall Kwame Brown would be best focussed when momentum could lead to actual action. The rationale was that starting too soon would lead to dissafection, and that in turn would not produce the goal, which is the succesful recall of Kwame Brown.

That being said, we have realized that there is a good amount of interest in the subject, and that we should probably post a bit more often. Our goal is to continue to investigate and publish information on the continued corruption of Kwame Brown as well as the numerous inquiries being made into his campaign and background, and to serve as a rallying point for organization on the upcoming recall campaign that we hope to participate in.

It is our strong belief that the citizens of Washington have had enough of the embarrassing and destructive actions of their elected leaders. As citizens of Washington, we must act to send a message to the nation and to our future leaders that we will not stand for it anymore.

Thanks for reading, and we will look forward to your participation in what we think to be an important moment for the future of the city of Washington.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kwame Brown $50,000 in Credit Card Debt

Did you know that Kwame Brown, the man who "control's the District's pursestrings," is himself seemingly unable to manage his own credit card debt?

This story by the Washington Post from last Summer seemingly went unnoticed by many voters. However, in light of recent revelations regarding Mr. Brown's cavalier attitude towards finances, it can be seen as the bell-weather that it really was.

Although Mr. Brown explains away his excessive amounts of debt as simply an extension of the financial crises that effected many Americans, we should take a step back and realize that first, it is not the sworn duty of all Americans to manage hundreds of millions of dollars in budget expenses of a major city. Second, the average American has about $15K of credit card debt; this means that Kwame Brown has more than 3 times the national average!

If citizens of Washington do not step up and recall Kwame Brown from office it will suggest a willingness to allow our city to continue it's role as the laughingstock of American cities: no fiscal discipline and an administrative body that has run amuck.

Recall Kwame Brown

Hello, and welcome to the site that is dedicated to the recall of current DC Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown. Although there are many reasons to support the recall of Kwame Brown, the catalyst for this site was the recent coverage by the Washington Post and other news outlets of Mr. Brown's procurement of luxury SUV's for his own personal use. This was done knowingly by Mr. Brown at great and unnecessary expense to the tax-payers of Washington, DC, and in a capricious manner that the citizens of Washington have become far too accustomed to.

However, while we recognize that the act of obtaining these vehicles was wasteful in the extreme, and we believe that Mr. Brown should be recalled for this act alone, we also feel that this is a moment at which the citizens of Washington are confronted with a choice: simply put, we either allow this waste to stand as a continuation of what we have come to expect as citizens of Washington, or we take action to send a message to those in power that the days of cronyism, back-room dealing, self-interest, waste and fraud are no longer to be tolerated. In essence, it is the duty of citizens who care about the future of Washington to make their voices heard.

Recalling Mr. Brown is the best way to show our "leaders" that we will not tolerate such waste any longer. Recalling Mr. Brown shows the federal government that Washington is a city where the citizens can stand up and demand what is right from their elected representatives, that we are deserving of the recognition that statehood would grant us. Recalling Mr. Brown is the only way that we can show that we are serious about changing the entrenched culture of corruption in Washington. Recalling Mr. Brown is an imperative that we must embrace and fight for in order to reclaim Washington's rightful place as a truly world-class city.

Thank you again, for visiting our page. Please stay-tuned for more information as we continue to build our grass-roots movement to Recall Kwame Brown.