Last Friday, a racist, anti-Muslim organization called Secure Michigan sent me a candidate questionnaire, demanding that I answer questions about how I would treat Sterling Heights residents. When I researched them, they were listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
It's clear to me that outside groups are hoping to use bigotry and hatred to affect our City Council Elections in Sterling Heights.
This is unacceptable. And after the tragedy that unfolded in Charlottesville this weekend, we need to be vigilant about outside agitators attempting to sow discord in our community.
I won't stand for it. As my platform states, Sterling Heights is a city welcoming to all people. Our city’s openness to residents from around the globe, coupled with our low taxes and excellent services make Sterling Heights a destination for young families and new citizens alike.
The sad fact is that one of my opponents, Jazmine Early, already stands with Secure Michigan. She's featured on their website prominently attacking Muslims. And she was one of the people that personally discriminated against a group of Muslims wishing to build a mosque in our city. That's her below.
This culminated in the City Council settling a religious discrimination lawsuit against Sterling Heights for $350,000. That's taxpayer money that could have gone to improve our roads or hire more police officers.
P.S. To learn more about these and my other positions, you can visit my website atwww.VoteRadtke.com or call me directly at (586) 873-8427. I’m always happy to chat, answer questions, or discuss city issues.
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