Wednesday, June 24, 2009

ESPADA:Fed Funds for a Local Campaign?

YFP posted the following article in 2008. It is as relevant now as it was then. Connect the dots folks.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Pedro Espada sent a letter to potential voters regarding his opposition to New York City's Department of Environmental Protection's plan to use blasting at the Jerome Park Reservoir.

Two things were wrong with this letter. His spelling errors i.e. Reservior and Van Courtland Park and his use of Soundview Healthcare stationery for his mailings. There is also the possibility that he may have used postage funds from Soundview for this mailing. And since Soundview is funded through both state and federal monies, this would be illegal.

Note that Espada signs the letter as the following: Pedro Espada, Jr., Democratic Party Candidate for State Senate, 33rd District.
Espada has been down this road before. It is simply the employ of old tactics in a new campaign.

However, that does not justify the use of federal funds for the poor used to finance his political ambitions.

Posted by Rafael Martínez Alequín at
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