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From: Arupa <barupa@...>
Date: Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 7:43 PM
Subject: Boycott Notice from the Coalition to End Meal Limits Now
To: Arupa <barupa@...
What: Boycott Nathan Collier and Paradigm Properties/Collier
When: From now until the City Commission votes to feed everyone at
the St. Francis House!
The Coalition to End the Meal Limit NOW!, a local, grassroots
community coalition based around getting City Hall to vote to allow everyone to
be fed at the St. Francis House, is calling for a boycott against Nathan Collier
and his Paradigm Properties/Collier Companies based on the mounting evidence of
Collier's influence over the decisions of the City Commissioners and his
prejudiced stance towards the homeless in general. Emails have been
uncovered from Collier to multiple Commissioners telling them to not only
enforce the meal limit at the St. Francis House against the "vagrants" Downtown
(Collier will only refer to homeless and underprivileged people as "vagrants," a
de-humanizing term), but to make food sharing Downtown (including the St.
Francis House) illegal altogether! It has become apparent that the City
Council listens more to wealthy developers like Collier than they do to their
constituents, who are overwhelmingly against the limit. This boycott is
necessary because Gainesville cannot give money to a person who has hijacked
democracy and who is spreading a message that the homeless are an army of
vagrants "turning the Bo Diddley area into a de-militarized zone."
Collier and Paradigm Properties/Collier Companies owns major student
apartment buildings like Arlington Square and College Park. If you are
leasing from an apartment, please ask if it is connected to Nathan Collier in
any way. If it is, please inform them that you will take your business
elsewhere so long as the person profiting from you espouses prejudice and is
attempting to use his influence to do away with food sharing with the
underprivileged. Please also take a moment to call Collier Companies and
give your opinion or ask hard questions regarding Nathan Colliers stance towards
the homeless: 352-375-2152.
Just as a boycott has been called against Napalitino's for their
stance towards the homeless veterans center, so too should conscious Gainesville
residents boycott Nathan Collier for his prejudiced stance towards the homeless
and hungry Downtown!