The Kansas City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (KCDSA), in solidarity with the Kansas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other community members, is calling on Independence, MO councilman Dougherty to resign his position on the city council.
KCDSA opposes racism and bigotry in all its forms. Councilman Dougherty’s harmful words do not represent our community. We reject attempts to further divide and alienate members of our community, whether across racial, economic, religious, or gender differences. Councilman Dougherty can therefore no longer represent the interests of our community, and should resign his position.