WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following news that Governor Carney’s campaign sent a fundraising email to supporters misrepresenting the $1 million Citizens for Transparency and Inclusion (CTI) Political Action Committee’s goals and his own record in office, CTI spokesman Chris Coffey released the follow statement:
“Governor Carney's latest effort to smear our mission to promote transparency, diversity and inclusion in Delaware’s state government is yet another bad-faith effort and ad hominem attack that fails to address the issues plaguing his administration.
“While he claims to have run the state ‘exceptionally well’ during his tenure, it’s clear that Governor Carney’s administration continues to work for the elite few while average Delawareans struggle to get by.
“Under Governor Carney’s watch, we have seen millions of dollars in government contracts and no-bid legal fees go to scandal-ridden elite firms like Skadden Arps that have zero Black or Latinx partners. Meanwhile, the median household income for Black and Latinx households is half that of white households in Wilmington, Delaware’s largest and most diverse city.
“Governor Carney claims he has ‘has ably dealt with crisis after crisis,’ including a prison riot and its aftermath, but his violently putting down protests and prosecuting the prisoners involved showed us differently. In fact, three years after the Vaughn Correctional Center unrest, Governor Carney’s callous disregard for the lives of prisoners in his care has allowed Delaware’s inmates to be sickened by Covid-19 at the fifth-highest rate in the nation while ten inmates have died of the disease, leading to sustained protests outside the Governor’s office.
“When Governor Carney baselessly attacks our group to solicit donations from well-heeled members of the Delaware elite, it sends a clear signal that his main focus is protecting and preserving the corrupt status quo and those who benefit from it, not helping Delaware’s most vulnerable communities.”
Citizens for Transparency and Inclusion is a Political Action Committee that promotes transparency, accountability, diversity, and inclusion in Delaware's state government and court system. Learn more at CitizensPac.DE.