On October 19th, 2017 George Cushingberry Jr. debated his challengers Roy McAlister and Virgil Smith at the Westminster Church of Detroit for the Winship Community Association Candidates Forum.
In this debate he demonstrated the experience, education, and demonstrated ability to earn the write in vote of confidence to be rehired by the citizens of District 2 on November 7th.
George Cushingberry Jr. believes that literacy is the key to continue the progress of the City regarding long term future of the city with his motto:
"In order to succeed, you must learn how to read!"A majority of the people incarcerated at the Wayne County Jail cannot read and that is a precursor to criminal behavior. Then George Cushingberry gave the audience an insight into how the city was able to turn around a grave financial situation into an improved bond rating and financial stability for the citizens of the City of Detroit.
He also gave strong financial reasons for a YES vote on Medical Marijuana ordinances 24 and 61 to opting into State of Michigan's Medical Marijuana laws. Both Virgil Smith and Roy McAlister do not support Marijuana reform and want people to vote NO to retain the current ordinance. The current ordinance has proven to be a questionable law because it is being manipulated by scrupulous business owners who were using churches and day care centers to prevent the opening of another business instead of for true religious reasons. In many cases, some of the churches were closed and owned by the land bank and allowed to qualify as barrier to prevent the opening of another business.
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Both McAlister and Smith sounded like Jeff Sessions and Harry Anslinger describing Marijuana as a Schedule I drug with no medical value, using that as a reason to vote NO. Whereas George Cushingberry Jr. described the benefits of voting YES to repair the financial damage to the City retirees, especially the retired police and fire employees. .
If you want a detailed presentation on the state of the City Budget, Council President Pro Tempore Cushingberry will be hosting a public meeting regarding the City of Detroit's finances on Thursday October 26th, at 6pm at the Joseph Walker-Williams Center 8341 Rosa Parks Blvd. 48206.
After further review of the candidates, George Cushingberry Jr. has demonstrated that he is the best choice for the Office of City Detroit Council member in District 2. Roy McAlister does not have the legislative background that Cushingberry has and, Virgil Smith is one Supreme Court Judge away from doing a two year mandatory minimum for a gun crime. Letting a Circuit Court judge condone domestic violence by their opinion does a disservice to the citizens. By not analyzing all outcomes in letting Mr. Smith run for office, the court failed the Citizens of Detroit.
When you Write-In his name on your ballot, Detroit can continue the work on the path to financial independence from all State of Michigan control and continue the progress we have made as a City for four more years.
On November 7th, Re-Elect George Cushingberry Jr. - The Man For You In District 2