Calling Out Coln

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Coln had no problem waltzing over to Georgia Pabst of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to ballyhoo his desire to see me terminated from my position as Executive Director of Esperanza Unida. At the end of the article Georgia Pabst wrote: “Miranda said he was inviting Coln to join him in a town hall meeting to discuss Esperanza Unida ‘so he could hear what I have to say’ ”.

I sent the following letter to Coln:

July 18, 2008

State Representative Pedro A. Coln
W State Capitol Bldg 104N
Madison, WI 53702-0001

Ref: Invitation to a public debate

Dear State Representative Coln:

You recently contacted Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Georgia Pabst to express your desire to ask the Board of Directors of Esperanza Unida to fire me for “poor job performance” as Executive Director of Esperanza Unida.

The Board of Directors of Esperanza Unida never received any correspondence from you prior to you contacting the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, so it appears your action is politically motivated.

Nevertheless, I’m inviting you to a town hall meeting to discuss your concerns and present to the public my plans for rebuilding Esperanza Unida.

I am making arrangements to have our community room at 611 West National Ave. host the town hall meeting. I propose that this town hall meeting be held on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 6:00PM. If you are unable to attend because of a schedule conflict, please provide me with a date and time and I will be happy to accommodate.

I hope you will accept this invitation to discuss your concerns and to hear my plans for our future. This public debate will give many in our community an opportunity to see what we have been doing to rebuild this very important agency. It will also give you an opportunity to present your case.

I look forward to your prompt response.

Sincerely,
Robert Miranda
Executive Director

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COLON’S RECORD IN MADISON IS NOT ONLY WEAK; IT SEEMS HIS BACKBONE IS FEEBLE ALSO…

WAITING FOR OUR DEBATE.

ROBERT MIRANDA

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