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Obama motion in Zuidoost

28 November 2008 - Next Tuesday, Local party OZO will propose a motion asking the Zuidoost administration to build on the enthusiasm generated by Barack Obama's election.

In view of the 'enthusiasm and hope' the election brought about and 'the source of inspiration Obama is to so many people, also in Zuidoost', the motion asks the administration to use all this and report back by spring.

The PvdA says the motion is completely unclear about what the administration should do. It is therefore unlikely that the party will support the initiative.

Photo: Igor Asselbergs

UPDATE 29 November - Zeeburg residents have launched a campaign for a Community Arts Centre using the slogan Yez We Can, reports. The initiative does have a bit of a social work feel to it, the site comments.

UPDATE 30 November - Wim Mos of OZO explains the motion: "Obama has touched people everywhere. I could feel tears welling up myself when it became clear that he had really won. Among the PvdA, there was great enthusiasm as well. In the general debate, the PvdA said something about the hope and inspiration Obama has generated already. How all this could lead to greater social and political involvement in Zuidoost is difficult to say and therefore we leave it to the executive to work this out. The provision of our motion (states: that the Zuidoost Administration should use this...) has been worded in very general terms and, somewhat maliciously, literally quotes the PvdA's contribution to the general debate. [Thursday afternoon], the preliminary advice of the administration reached us: 'the administration advises against this motion since it doesn't do justice to the person who inspired it'. I'd say that the administration has some explaining to do, especially to the PvdA council members".


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