Ambitious to take over City Hall with a candidate they control, the so-called community reformers of the Unrig Bridgeport coalition led by the conflicted Bridgeport Generation Now and its sister organization Bridgeport Generation Now Votes both of which raise money on a disingenuous non-partisan platform then use those funds to blowtorch candidates not in favor have – shock – endorsed State Senator Marilyn Moore’s flagging campaign for mayor after supporting her four years ago.
Backed by a small crowd of acolytes Downtown Saturday morning, Gen Now leaders Gemeem Davis, who served as Moore’s campaign manager four years ago, and Callie Heilmann, screeched and preached platitudes into a speaker unnecessary for a small audience.
They “stand on the values of transparency,” but don’t practice what they preach. Where do they get their money? No one knows, except them.
They put out something called the “People’s platform” most of it boiler plate laziness.
They asked the four mayoral candidates to pledge for the platform including a survey and then claimed they deliberated as a coalition.
Did they release results of the survey publicly? Who crafted Moore’s responses? Members of Gen Now? Did she even respond?
A quick peek at Moore for mayor four years ago.
–Her campaign platform: I’m not Joe Ganim.
–No original ideas where she’d take the city.
— Failed to qualify the simple signature process to appear on the Working Families Party line in the general election.
— Moore fined $300 by the state for improper circulation of petition signatures in that effort.
— Leveraged, and still does, taxpayer money to prop up her election ambitions, a clear violation of the spirit of election laws.
–Co-existing Moore for Senate and Moore for Mayor Facebook page. Which do you want to be?