Violent crime in his city is up, the schools are awful, local government is dysfunctional... but this morning Barrett sent out this email:
10:52 AM (19 minutes ago)
Today is the final day to cast your vote and help us win the Fan Favorite contest for the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge.
Bloomberg has partnered with Huffington Post to host a "Fan Favorite" contest. The winner of this contest will receive $50,000 in start-up funds from IBM and promotional assistance from Huffington Post. As a proud Milwaukeean, I am asking you to join me in spreading the word and helping us win votes.
Please share the link to vote with your friends, family and coworkers: www.huffingtonpost.com/mayors-challenge. It only takes a few minutes and registration is not required.
I believe HOMEGR/OWN is a winning strategy that will help not just our city and region, but could also help cities all over the nation. Please #VoteMilwaukee TODAY!
Thank you for everything you’ve done to support this worthwhile effort.