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The Head of the Republican Party in Allegheny County Jim Roddey said yesterday "There was a disappointment tonight. I was very embarrassed. I was in this parking lot and there was a man looking for a space to park, and I found a space for him. And I felt badly -- he looked like he was sort of in distress. And I said, 'Sir, here's a place.' And he said, 'That's a handicapped space.' I said, 'Oh I'm so sorry, I saw that Obama sticker and I thought you were mentally retarded." - Pennsylvania Allegheny County GOP Chairman Jim Roddey, speaking last night at a Romney fundraiser. The crowd roared

IT IS UNACCEPTABLE to make fun of the intellectually disabled as part of a punchline in a joke.  If Mr. Roddey and the GOP can't treat the most vulnerable population with dignity and respect, how are we going to expect them to treat everyone else?

Letter to
Republican Committee of Allegheny County (RCAC)
Executive Director Chris Metz
Political Director Matt Vermerie
and 4 others
Vice Chairman Dave Majernik
Treasurer Eileen Holste
Secretary Shirlee Nelson
Solicitor Beverly Weiss-Manne
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Republican Committee of Allegheny County (RCAC).

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Remove Jim Roddey as the Chair of the RCAC

The Head of the Republican Party in Allegheny County Jim Roddey said yesterday "There was a disappointment tonight. I was very embarrassed. I was in this parking lot and there was a man looking for a space to park, and I found a space for him. And I felt badly -- he looked like he was sort of in distress. And I said, 'Sir, here's a place.' And he said, 'That's a handicapped space.' I said, 'Oh I'm so sorry, I saw that Obama sticker and I thought you were mentally retarded." - Pennsylvania Allegheny County GOP Chairman Jim Roddey, speaking last night at a Romney fundraiser. The crowd roared.

IT IS UNACCEPTABLE to make fun of the intellectually disabiled as part of a punchline in a joke. If Mr. Roddey and the GOP can't treat the most vulnerable population with dignity and respect, how are we going to expect them to treat everyone else?



The time now is to replace Jim Roddey as the chair of the RCAC.
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Sincerely,