A “Shantytown Shooting Gallery” – Alicia Purdy Addresses Albany State of Emergency

July 27, 2021, Albany, NY — Alicia Purdy, who is running for Mayor of Albany against incumbent Kathy Sheehan, spoke directly to residents living in Albany about the state of emergency declared by Sheehan, calling the city a “shantytown shooting gallery” and she encouraged fed-up residents to join her campaign to oust Sheehan, and save their own lives.

According to Purdy:

“Incumbent mayor Kathy Sheehan has failed again and exposed her true motives for the city of Albany- an overt power grab to seize control of residents and businesses instead of creating a viable plan that brings order into our filthy, chaotic city. Abusing her power, Sheehan has declared a state of emergency and shut down a local black-owned business where trouble has sometimes occurred, but why hasn’t she done this before? Why now? The answer is: Power. Kathy Sheehan’s shantytown shooting gallery in Albany hasn’t been effectively addressed because keeping the chaos and death in the streets provides her with a greater level of power to seize and wield over the people in Albany.

“As I said in my official statement, the only ‘state of emergency’ in Albany is Kathy Sheehan’s failed leadership. As “The People’s Mayor”, I have no political agenda nor promises to keep to rich donors nor an insatiable desire for power. My only agenda is the people of Albany. My desire is that no more young men and women get shot down like animals in our streets, and I will fight for every mother and family in Albany with every ounce of energy I have, using every available resource, to honor and uphold our laws, and to employ state-of-the-art approaches to keep our streets safe. For far too long, people in Albany have lived in fear, but I am not afraid. The most effective weapon against fear is LOVE and in my statement, I asked the people of Albany- across the political spectrum, across every neighborhood, across cultures, and across Albany leadership this question: WHAT IS IT THAT YOU LOVE ENOUGH IN THIS CITY TO PUSH PAST YOUR FEAR AND FIGHT WITH ME FOR MAYOR OF ALBANY?

Your financial support is part of Albany’s transformation and EVERY amount is needed to advance Alicia Purdy, “The People’s Mayor” into City Hall in Albany!

Click below to listen to Alicia’s powerful statement, or click here.

Published by Alicia Purdy

Alicia Purdy is an independent, multi-media journalist with an M.A. in Journalism and a B.A. in Broadcasting. Learn more at: www.PurdyAlicia.com.

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