Ferndale Supports Efforts to Recall Troy Mayor
For Immediate Release
Contact: County Commissioner Craig Covey 248-721-6434
Troy website: www.recalljanice.com
Ferndale to Host Event to support the Recall of Troy Mayor Daniels
Little City Shows Solidarity for Diversity and Openness
(Ferndale) Residents from Southeastern Oakland County are attending a fundraising event this Sunday, October 7, to help raise funds for the recall effort against Troy mayor Janice Daniels. The event is being held at Soho, 215 W. Nine Mile Road in downtown Ferndale from 6 to 8 pm. There is no set fee to attend, and any donations are accepted for the Recall Janice Daniels political committee.
The grass roots gathering in the small suburb of Ferndale south of Troy is being organized by County Commissioner Craig Covey and Ferndale City Councilman Dan Martin to support the recall efforts. Ferndale is known for its diversity, including a large GLBT community. Some of the driving reasons for the recall, among many, are the repeated comments and actions taken by the Troy mayor In opposition to diversity, including homophobic remarks to Troy high school students, reporters, and on Facebook.
“Troy is a big, important, and diverse city in Michigan, full of corporate headquarters, malls, businesses and schools,” said Covey. “That residents and employers have been embarrassed from national attention by such backward utterings by their mayor - hurts our entire region,” he added.
Said Ferndale Councilman Martin, “Ferndale has demonstrated such success from embracing diversity, and our residents what to show solidarity with the people in Troy in their efforts towards inclusion and fairness.”
Five restaurants from Royal Oak and Ferndale are providing food in-kind for the event, and the Soho martini bar will host drink specials Sunday, including “Long Island Iced Teas” in recognition of Daniel’s support of the local ”Tea Party” and her lost love of New York City.