2001-08-25 / Letters

Doesn’t Accuracy Count?

Doesn’t Accuracy Count?

Dear Editor;

They say that any publicity is good publicity, particularly when you are a candidate for public office. However, doesn’t accuracy count? In last week’s Bag of Mail one writer wrote that she knew my mother as a youth in Cuba. My Italian mother was born in Chicago, Illinois, where my grandparents settled after arriving in the United States from Abruzzi, Italy. My father was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico making me if anything, a Puerto Rican bombshell. The second letter stated ‘as though it were fact’ that I get paid for writing grants for Rockaway Artists Alliance. Not true. Writing grants for RAA has been and continues to be my personal contribution to this great organization. RAA, does however, pay me as Director for contract management and oversight of the programs RAA provides to the youth of this community.

It is apparent that the reason people feel compelled to write about me now is because I am a candidate for the City Council in the Democratic primary to be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Since humor is considered one of the more sophisticated forms of communication, last week’s two letters gave me a moment of levity and perhaps, the Cuban vote!

CHRISTINA JORGE

City Council Candidate


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