Ask Mayor Fischer to Declare Friday "Wildcat Blue" Day in the City of Louisville
After Mayor Greg Fischer declared last Friday "Cardinal Red" Day in the City of Louisville urging "ALL citizens to wear red, businesses to display red in their windows and doors, and residents to show red at their homes and in their neighborhoods" to support the University of Louisville in the NCAA tournament because "we are all Louisvillians" and he is "the Mayor of LOUISVILLE"; likewise, we hereby petition Mayor Fischer to also recognize that all Louisville residents are also KENTUCKIANS, and thus should show support for Kentucky's flagship university, the University of Kentucky, in its competition in the NCAA tournament. While we recognize that the mayor personally is a fan of the University of Louisville and not-so-much a fan of the University of Kentucky (and we are cool with that), the mayor knows that roughly 50% of Louisvillians who are college basketball fans favor the University of Kentucky. And when the mayor uses the power of his office to exclusively advance items on his own personal agenda at the expense of his duty of service to ALL of its citizens, he is engaging in an abuse of his power. In many other instances, the mayor has recognized that proud Louisvillians are also proud Kentuckians by officially showing support for things like the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. So in that vein, we petition Mayor Greg Fisher to declare Friday, April 4, as “Wildcat Blue” Day in the City of Louisville in support of the University of Kentucky Wildcats' quest for an NCAA Championship and urge all citizens to wear blue, businesses to display blue in their windows and doors, and residents to show blue in their homes and in their neighborhoods.