On Monday, Decline to Sign, a group of concerned Lincolnites, launched their opposition effort to the LNK Recall group. LNK Recall has been calling on Lincoln’s voters to spend more than a quarter of a million dollars to hold an unnecessary special election to upend city government by recalling the Lincoln mayor and four city council members.
In their kickoff press conference, members of LNK Recall decried the work of the council and the mayor to protect public health, dismissing the pandemic as ‘a boogeyman’ and expressing their anger at the appointment of Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department Director, Pat Lopez.
“This pandemic has put our community’s health care system in crisis, and a small group of anti-mask, pandemic-deniers want Lincoln residents to recall their elected officials instead of focusing on public health,” said Justin P. Carlson, Treasurer of Decline to Sign. “This recall effort is misguided and divisive, and does nothing to help our community through these difficult times. We encourage citizens to decline to sign the recall petition if approached by a circulator. ”
Others in the community have spoken out against the recall effort, including our First Responders (Lincoln Firefighers Local 644), The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, doctors and public health experts, including Dr. Bob Rauner, and members of our faith community. Testimonials from many of them can be found on Decline to Sign’s website – DeclineToSign2020.com