An email disclosing Speaker Christine Quinn’s cell phone number was sent to dozens of activists who were asked to call her and insist that she swear in Mathieu Eugene.
The email has rapidly circulated among politically active Haitian New Yorkers unhappy that questions about Eugene’s residency have prevented him from being sworn in after his victory in a February 20th special election. At Quinn’s behest, the Council is investigating whether Eugene — who would be the first Hatian-American to join that body — moved into the district in time to meet residency requirements for taking office.
The email — written and signed by “Mark” — was sent to Eugene’s campaign spokesman, a local Haitian newspaper, the email account of someone who works for a local district attorney and a bunch of others.
A slightly redacted version is after the jump.
— Azi Paybarah
Subject:Calling City Council Speaker Quinn on behalf
of Dr. Mathieu Eugene
Please call City Council Speaker Christine Quinn
about Dr. Mathieu Eugene being sworn in as the City
Member of the 40th District in Brooklyn. I am
asking you contact her office that the democratic
thing to dois to sit the winner, Dr. Eugene. The
number of votes received by Dr. Eugene indicates a
tremendous and historic win for him as a Haitian
American and an immigrant from the Caribbean.
Speaker Quinn can be contacted by cell phone at 917
###-####, her office number is 212 788-7210. Please
call her and let her know that the historic results
of the 2/20/07 special election won by Dr. Eugene
should be followed and that our communities will be
looking to her as the Speaker of the Council and
will not forget this when she comes looking for our
votes in 2009. Let her know that our brothers and
sisters and progressive people are watching to see
what happens in this matter.
Please pass this on to the people in your email
circles and beyond and those with whom you socialize
Unbought and Unbossed……in the land of liberty.