Dear Friends and Neighbors,
The Committee to Recall Nifong - Vote Cheek was formed on August 9, 2006 as a political action committee to campaign for Lewis Cheek in the upcoming election for District Attorney. While Mr. Cheek has declined to campaign for this office, and has stated that he will not accept the position if elected, we believe that this election, and the referendum on Mr. Nifong that it has become, is not about politics but rather about Durham and what Durham stands for.
The Committee to Recall Nifong - Vote Cheek (RNVC) is not comprised of politicians in any way, shape or form. The people who have organized and will direct this campaign over the next few months have no personal political ambitions and no affiliation with any of the parties involved in the drama that has shed such a bad light on the community of Durham. RNVC is not a movement born of political ambition, nor is it only about the Duke drama. RNVC does not campaign on its own behalf, nor on behalf of any person with ambitions to be the District Attorney of Durham County. RNVC will campaign on behalf of the entire Durham community, save one.
N&O reported: "Anyone-but-Nifong drive takes shape"
Earlier this week, Nifong, who has been under harsh criticism over his handling of rape charges against three Duke University lacrosse players, sent a letter to supporters asking for a "substantial contribution" to help him run "an aggressive, highly visible campaign."Apparently Nifong is feeling some heat in his "walk-over" election.
Will the "Anyone-but-Nifong" (ABN) group follow the words of Winston Churchill?
"We will fight them on the beaches, in the fields, on the landing grounds, in the streets, in the hills - we will never surrender!"