Sign our petition at www.respectfordetroit.com and show that Detroiters, and all who support our great city, will not be insulted and demeaned by the self proclaimed “benevolent dictator.” Mr. Orr’s recent comments in an interview with the Wall Street Journal stating, “For a long time the City was dumb, lazy, happy and rich.“ were arrogant and callous. It is, without apology, possessing no sensitivity or a concern for the very people he has been “selected” to so-called manage.
This statement has absolutely misrepresented Detroit's history, its diverse communities; White, African American, Arab, Jew, Latino, Asian and others, including workers and retirees, with a negative disposition about the many hard working citizens of Detroit. Therefore, Mr. Orr, your behavior and comments regarding the City of Detroit has rendered you morally unfit to both manage the City of Detroit and represent the Governor of the State in the capacity of Emergency Manager. It is therefore beneficial and unifying for the Citizens of Detroit, that you resign from your duties. Mr. Orr, Detroit is better than that!