MaryEllen Elia: Remove Carl Paladino from the Buffalo School Board!

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MaryEllen Elia: Remove Carl Paladino from the Buffalo School Board!

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Kevin Craig started this petition to Commissioner of Education of the State of New York and

Carl Paladino has proven himself time and again with disgusting comments to be a racist. 

His most recent outrageous comments in Artvoice should be the final straw. 


A sampling of Paladino's comments:

"Artvoice: What would you most like to happen in 2017?

Carl Paladino: Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford. He dies before his trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to Valerie Jarret, who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a Jihady cell mate mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her.

Artvoice: What would you most like to see go in 2017?

Carl Paladino: Michelle Obama. I’d like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla."


Let's be clear about the coded language Mr. Paladino, a privileged man of power, is using in these indefensible statements. He wished death upon the outgoing president, and suggested First Lady Michelle Obama should live in Africa in the company of a gorilla. 

Carl Paladino has a direct role in shaping education policy in Buffalo, New York. He should no longer be allowed to sit on the board of a majority minority school district. He has proven time and again his own bias won't allow the business of the Board to proceed without distraction. 

There is no explanation in the world that can excuse these comments. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has already called for Mr. Paladino's resignation. Please add your voice as well, and spread the word. 

Tell MaryEllen Elia, NYS Commissioner of Education that Paladino needs to be removed. 


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