Doe Fund Raises Stink With Garbage Can Protest Posters
|Can, 84th and Third Avenue (A. Fine 9/2015)|
- Does Doe own the garbage cans that they are using as political billboards, or are those the property of the city?
- Since so much of Doe's income comes from city contracts, grants, and income from cleaning contracts, can you really protest the city on the city's dime?
- Is it appropriate for an organization (whose founder, George McDonald ran for Mayor last election) to posterize the city with messages that could be deemed critical of the person who was actually elected Mayor?
- Are these large signs, in many cases on every corner of a block, even legal?
OK, clearly I am not a fan of turning every garbage can on the UES into a sandwich board for a political cause. That is not saying that the cause is unjust. I admire The Doe Fund and everything they have done to positively transition 22,000 homeless back to productive citizenry. I agree with their position on sex offenders. But, the posters? They belong in the trash can, not on them!
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