An invitation to the Collegeville Democrats Swearing-in Ceremony:
Swearing-In and Presentation of Collegeville Borough Elected Officials:
Mayor Aidsand “Ace” Wright-Riggins
Council Member Catherine Kernen
Council Member Marion McKinney
Council Member Mathew McKnight
Council Member Shannon Spencer
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
Berman Museum of Art
601 E. Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426
Our Team “Took The Hall” !!! Thank you for electing Cathy Kernen, Marion McKinney, Mat McKnight & Shannon Spencer to Collegeville Borough Council & Aid sand Wright-Riggins Mayor!!
Because of your volunteer hours, financial support, moral support and your votes, our team will comprise 4 of the 7 Borough Council seats & Collegeville will have a new Mayer, Democrat Aidsand Wright-Riggins!
On behalf of the Team, again, thank you!!!
When I saw the horrific and hateful letter that was dropped at the front doors of some Collegeville residents, I was stunned that the political chicanery unleashed at a national level has seeped down to Collegeville.
The flier, “ATTENTION COLLEGEVILLE FAMILIIES!”–all in caps and with an exclamation point–screams at us with the vilest political propaganda in an attempt at character assassination of a dedicated and highly competent candidate for the office of mayor. Dr. Aidsand Wright-Riggins publically is volunteering his expertise, experience, and passion for responsible government to help move our town into the future, yet he is being villified by those who remain in the shadows of contemptible innuendos and destructive conspiracy theories. The tactics employed in the letter painfully remind me of the kind of propaganda used by the Nazis in Germany in the 1930’s to fuel racial and ethnic hatred.
To spend time and energy on who or what group sponsored, wrote, and distributed such an inflammatory diatribe in our town masks the reality that the only honorable response lies with Mayor Stagliano to condemn the false allegations in the letter and to disassociate himself from the evil forces that authored and spread them.
It is time for a call to all of us to demand decent and open discourse from those whom we elect to serve us at every level of government, starting right here in Collegeville.
F. Russell Mitman
Resident of Collegeville for 24 years
Recently, our Democratic Mayoral candidate Aidsand (Ace) Wright-Riggins was cruelly targeted by a “letter” that was directed to “ATTENTION COLLEGEVILLE FAMILIES.” I did take a day to review the letter and my thoughts which I now share with you.
The letter was a laundry list of despicable lies and hateful propaganda. Clearly it was an attempt to not only discredit Aidsand’s campaign for Mayor of Collegeville, but also to disparage our Democratic candidates for Borough Council and to pit our community members against each other, just as President Trump is promoting division within our nation.
This hateful letter is a textbook character assassination, as well as a promotion of lies that pander to fear and intolerance based on religious, racial and socio-economic considerations.
As a result of this letter’s circulation, there has been an outpouring of positive comments posted on social media supporting Aidsand for Mayor. Our heartfelt thanks to neighbors, friends and supporters for standing strong for our Mayoral candidate and his campaign as well as our Borough Council candidates! Thank you for rejecting this hateful activity!
(Link to Aidsand’s video response: https://www.facebook.com/aidsand/videos/10214703884574114/)
The Collegeville Democrats strongly support Aidsand Wright-Riggins for Mayor and also strongly support Cathy Kernen, Marion McKinney, Mat McKnight and Shannon Spencer for Borough Council! Additionally we support community good will, cooperation, tolerance and fairness!
Because Collegeville Matters, Aidsand Wright-Riggins has extended an invitation to “Chat and Chew With Ace” at the Collegeville Diner, 9 AM on October 28th. Join us in support of our Mayoral candidate!
Andrea Baptiste, Municipal Chair
The Collegeville Democrats