October 8, 2012

Republicans support Ward in breast cancer t-shirt battle

With Democratic Mayor Art Ward under assault for refusing to let firefighters wear pink shirts to spread awareness of breast cancer, Republican city councilors are coming to his defense.
“I agree with the mayor’s call,” said city Councilor Eric Carlson. “This really is a tempest in a teapot.”
Ward refused to let Bristol firefighters join their brethren across the country in wearing pink t-shirts once a week this month – which is designated as a time to raise breast cancer awareness – in order to benefit the Susan B. Komen Fund for the Cure. The shirts sell for $20 apiece.
Union leaders said the mayor’s decision to bar the shirts was clearly a personal and political jab at firefighters who have clashed with him repeatedly.  Click here for the full story.

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