City Desk

Crash Fenty’s First Fundraiser!

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is throwing the first fundraiser of the 2010 election cycle tomorrow night. And whether you're with him or agin' him, you're invited.

The bash is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the home of local developer Chris Donatelli and wife Karen—aka the Owl's Nest—which is located at 3031 Gates Road NW. LL feels comfortable sharing that address because, as the Post's David Nakamura reported on Tuesday, the invite is plastered prominently on Fenty's re-election Web site.

So if you love the mayor and want to wish him a happy birthday, stop on by. He'd love it if you brought your checkbook.

Folks not quite as fond of the mayor are attending as well. A coalition of groups opposing Fenty, including Jobs for Justice, the Committee to Save Franklin Shelter, and local labor unions, have advertised plans to hold a candlelight vigil outside the Donatelli residence.

What's their beef?

The local AFL-CIO council sent an e-mail out this afternoon pushing the vigil. It reads: "Mayor Fenty is a budget-shattering, union-busting, promise-breaking political boss whose poor performance and bad management are costing DC taxpayers millions of dollars without real accountability or significant improvements....Fenty campaigned on inclusion, but he routinely excludes the city council, community groups and unions from important policy decisions affecting the City."

Full e-mail after the jump.

STOP MAYOR FENTY
STAND WITH DC WORKING PEOPLE!

Join the Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO, Jobs with Justice and the Committee to Save Franklin Shelter at a candlelight vigil to tell Mayor Fenty to STOP his attacks on DC workers!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
3031Gates Rd NW
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Mayor Fenty is a budget-shattering, union-busting, promise-breaking political boss whose poor performance and bad management are costing DC taxpayers millions of dollars without real accountability or significant improvements.

Fenty campaigned on inclusion, but he routinely excludes the city council, community groups and unions from important policy decisions affecting the District of Columbia.

FENTY: HOSTILE TO WORKERS AND UNIONS

—Fenty broke his promise to the homeless by closing shelters and leaving people on the streets with out a relocation plan.
—Fenty broke his promise to tenants by not supporting the Rent Administrator Grace Wiggins.
—Fenty is trying to gut seniority rights for DC teachers.
—Fenty was ordered to reinstate workers he wrongfully fired yet he refuses to do so.
—Fenty stooped to reveal his petty, vindictive governing tactics when he unilaterally abolished city jobs held by some union leaders, a retaliatory move to intimidate unions who have pushed for reform through partnership.

AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL!
Please contact 202-974-8222 for further information

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