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Smear Tactics Charged Against George Alexander

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Dear Friends, We have asked outselves why there are so many lies and rumors being spread hy the Alexander campaign supporters. We now have Mime answers we'd like to sitare with the community. We have been hearing that "the feminist community" supports Alexander. This just isn't so. Alexander has never supported a women's rights cause or a feminist group. He can't. he's too imsy defending aecused rapilts never mind about the victims! We've heard "wimpers" emanating from the Alexander eampaign. One rumor is directed toward students that Burgoyne is a big landlord. Hut the tact is this: Burgoyne doesn't even own any rental pioperty. I hese smear (acties are hke the behind-the-secnes sabotage that CRFFP did to Ed Muskie and George McGovern. What's even more outrageous is the way that eertain attorneys in town have tried to manipúlate the outcome of the judge race. It's clear that Buigoyne ís the people's choice, winning the primary by a large margin. But some lawyers in town, to promote their favorito candidate, rigged up a rating contest lor the sole purpose of "getting Burgoyne." The lessons of Watergate should be remembered: vesied interest groups have no business tampering with elections. We resent that the Bar Association is trying to hand-pick our judges. We resent that Alexander supporters have spread rumors about Shirley in an effort to loot us into thinking thal Alexander is on our side and she isn't. Let's face it. Shirley has worked hard for us . . . in Octagon House, in the Women's Crisis Center, in the Abortion Movement. She has worked for children's rights in divorce cases. She is for the legalization of marijuana. She plans a night court for working people. We're tired of being lied to and coerced by Alexander supporters. We simply wrll not buy that bullshit any longer. Jan Ankey Ann Desautels Lynn Kelley Mary Jill Ault Suzanne duBois Bonnie Kipperman Micheline Becker Lucy Ebersvdu-Wüson Alesia Lapinsky Jan BenOor Marcia Federbush Gordon Larson Michael BenDor Christine Gerzevitz Mauree McKaen Carole Bell Jean A. Hinton CathySkinner Mary Cooper Claire Jeannette Rose E. Whinery Cynthia Churchill Toni Kennedy Jane Zale Belita Cowan Peter Zetlin WE WANT FEEDBACK! Send letters to the Ann Arbor SUN, 603 E. William St., Ann Arbor Mi. 48108.