Get our free newsletter
If you’re not busy this Wednesday and happen to be at the Wilson Building:
A faith-based pep rally for Mayor Vince Gray is being organized this week by the Rev. Graylan Hagler of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ and the Rev. Willie Wilson, of Union Temple Baptist Church.
Hagler says the goal of the event is to highlight the need for a “sober and reflective mood” about the federal investigation into the mayor’s 2010 campaign. He added that the calls for Gray to resign by three councilmembers were “premature” and an act of “political grandstanding.”
Asked if the mayor’s office had any hand in this event, Hagler says no. His only recent contact with the mayor, he says, was an email he sent to Gray last week saying, “You better not resign.” The mayor’s response, Hagler says? “Thanks.”