October 4, 2018

Action Alert:
Tell County Administrator to Fire Supervisor who Tweeted About Shooting Protesters

On October 2, 2018, a Republican county supervisor in central Virginia, Manuel Alvarez, commented about a protest conducted by pro-marijuana advocates at the office of Republican Congressman Andy Harris of Maryland. “With one reload, I can take 34 of them,” Alvarez tweeted. “But my guess is one will be sufficient.” [Harris ran past the protesters in the hall outside his office and forcefully shut his door on them.]

Goochland County supervisor Manuel Alvarez

When Alvarez noticed the immediate, negative reaction to the tweet, he deleted it. “It was a joke,” he explained. Then he issued an additional threat. “My office is in my home, and if somebody broke in here, I would do whatever I could to protect my family,” he told the Washington Post.

According to local Democratic officials, Alvarez has been “rage posting” as of late on a number of topics, to include Trump and Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Please contact Goochland County Administrator John Budesky and give him the following message, personalized to your liking:

Please fire Goochland County supervisor Manuel Alvarez immediately. I am horrified and disgusted by the tweet he sent on October 2, 2018 which “joked” about shooting and killing 34 human beings exercising their First Amendment right to assemble. There is absolutely no room in our democracy for leaders who make light of violence and threaten others with it. Alvarez has clearly violated the Standards of Conduct for his position that calls for supervisors to “be tolerant” and “avoid…the use of abusive, threatening or intimidating language or gestures.” I am going to be watching your actions very closely. Fire Manuel Alvarez NOW.

Goochland County Administrator John Budesky
Phone: (804) 556-5800
Email: countyadmin@goochlandva.us
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Goochland-County-VA-1122980187784034/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/goochlandgovtva

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