Dianne Williams-Cox is being attacked again for her decision not to entangle Tallahassee City Commission business with abortion politics.
Tallahassee Reports has obtained a copy of a mailer (shown below) that was scheduled to hit mailboxes today. The Say No 2 Doak PAC is paying to send the campaign mailer which supports Adner Marcelin and criticizes his opponent, Dianne Williams-Cox, for voting against a city commission sponsored abortion resolution and two other issues.
The messaging on the mailer indicates the target audience are Democrat voters.
The Say No 2 Doak PAC is run by campaign consultant Max Herrle and is funded, in part, by the Green Advocacy Project – a progressive organization based in Palo Alto, California. The Green Advocacy Project is run by individuals with ties to Bernie Sanders.
The Say No 2 Doak PAC was created – as the title implies – to promote candidates that are opposed to the Blueprint funding of FSU stadium upgrades.
However, the mailer, which addresses the FSU funding upgrades, also criticizes Dianne Williams-Cox on three unrelated issues which are important to the progressive movement: abortion, marijuana legalization, and the minimum wage.
On the abortion issue, the mailer attacks Williams-Cox for voting against an abortion resolution that passed the city commission with a 3-2 vote.
Williams-Cox and Commissioner Curtis Richardson voted against the resolution, not because they are against abortion -they are both pro-choice – but because they did not view this as a local issue.
At the time of the vote, Dianne Williams-Cox said she could not support the resolution, though she believes in a woman’s choice to make the decision regarding her own body. “We are out of our lane here,” she said, “we should not be dealing with this issue. This is an issue for the legislature.”
This is not the first time Williams-Cox has been attacked during her campaign over her vote against the abortion resolution.
The name of City Commissioner Jack Porter, who has endorsed Adner Marcelin, was recently used in text messages over the abortion resolution issue.
The “Say No 2 Doak” mailer also criticizes Williams-Cox’s vote against legalizing marijuana and instituting a $15 minimum wage for the City’s Park and Recreation workers.
TR reached out to Adner Marcelin via email for comment, but he has yet to respond.
Say No 2 Doak Mailer Supporting Adner Marcelin