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Thursday, January 19, 2017

San Leandro mayor is skipping Trump's inauguration: I've got tickets to the African American Museum

San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter has
other plans during Friday's inauguration.
SAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL |
San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter, like other local city leaders is in Washington, D.C. this week for the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors. But unlike some, Cutter is not planning to attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration this Friday.

"So why not attend the inauguration since my goal as mayor has always been to bring people together and look for common issues so we can work together on them?" Cutter wrote in an email Thursday.


"The dilemma is I also believe in standing up for issues I firmly believe in and I want our new President to hear that some of his actions and campaign promises are offensive to me and are contrary to my values."

Does Cutter have more important things to do while in the capitol?

"I also have tickets for the African American Museum and the restrictions around attending the inauguration make it impossible to go to both," said Cutter.

On Saturday, however, Cutter plans to participate in the Women's March with East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee. "I want him to actually see that there are people who are very uneasy about his tenure and that he needs to be President to all of us," Cutter added.

4 comments:

  1. Just another virtue-signalling White leftist... jump on the bandwagon, lemmings.

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  2. She doesn't DO anything... I'm sure the African American museum got skipped too.

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  3. Let's not get into name calling, she does a good job. This is a nice gesture and we all appreciate it.

    However, this now sounds more like a vacation rather than governmental business, who paid for this ? The Mayor herself or the city?

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  4. Nice gesture? A nice gesture would have been to offer the tickets to SLHS students interested in politics. I agree with the other commenter here, yes a DO nothing mayor, she probably skipped the museum also.

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