August 15, 2021, Albany, NY — Alicia Purdy, running for Mayor of Albany, spoke with the JC Club after the well-known building on 1st and Quail St. was put for up for sale by Pastor Charlie Muller, who has served the children and families of the challenged area for decades.
According to Purdy:
“As I walked through the West Hills in Albany and spoke with residents, I was deeply moved by their sadness in seeing the JC Club close down after so many years. Sadly, Kathy Sheehan and her chosen leadership have repeatedly failed to get a grip on crime and violence in Albany and, in the past few months, a man was murdered in the streets and bullets have been flying through the air on the corner of 1st and Quail St. in Albany! And then, to my horror, I watched as Kathy Sheehan dismissed and denigrated Pastor Charlie’s offers to help our city and now– the JC Club and all who were served there with birthdays, holidays, homework, meals and a sense of warmth, love and community are counted among the many victim’s of Kathy’s pride and endless failures.”
“As Mayor of Albany, I have put out a call for “All hands on deck!” out to the city, the county, the state and the nation, looking for people with an interest in the success of Albany, NY, the capital city of New York State. Sheehan’s failed leadership has led us into destruction and chaos, even as she mocks those trying desperately to help. The foundation of “Operation: T.R.A.N.S.F.O.R.M.” is transforming the safety in our city and it starts with a new mayor. I will not turn away any help from those who want to see us succeed as we work to transform our city from Sheehan’s shantytown shooting gallery into a city where we all survive- and thrive.”