From the Harford Campaign for Liberty:
Dick Slutzky thinks you are dangerous.
He thinks he needs laws to insulate himself from YOU.
That’s right — he wants to restrict your ability to talk to him at County Council meetings. And not only that, he wants to prohibit you from talking with other County Council members as well.
Slutzky has rammed through a rule that will prohibit ANY member of the public from addressing their member of the Harford County Council at a public Council meeting — inserting bureaucrats between Harford Citizens and their County Councilman.
Slutzky cited “threats of lone terrorists” and “international terrorism” in his excuse for why nobody will be allowed to talk to their duly-elected County Councilman at public meetings.
All this in spite of not a single threat or disturbance at any Council meetings in recent history.
Even though every person who enters the Harford County Taxpayer-owned structure for a Council meeting must undergo a metal detector scan, Slutzky has ruled that the politicians need to be protected from very dangerous people — people like YOU!
Call Council President Slutzky at 410-638-3532 and then click here to email Council President Slutzy and tell him to stand up for the citizens of Harford County. Tell him to encourage citizen participation in government instead of stifling it!
A local news source reported “Slutzky said he understands that people might want to interact with elected officials and is giving thought to allowing council members to leave the dais after meetings to talk to the public and the press.”
Doesn’t President Slutzky understand that he owes his position and his paycheck to that same public?
Call Council President Slutzky right now at 410-638-3532 and tell him not to build walls of bureaucracy between citizens and their representatives. You can also email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Council President Slutzky didn’t stop with banning citizens from approaching the politicians in the name of security — he also announced a new policy that bans Harford Citizens from directly addressing their own elected official.
The newly created “Spokesperson” position means that communication to your Councilman is intercepted by a career bureaucrat in order to ‘control the messaging.’
Friends, if you want to be silenced for the next four years, go ahead and do nothing.
But if you want to continue to have access to your locally elected officials, make your voice heard NOW before it is too late.
The Harford County Campaign for Liberty Steering Committee