Voters in Portland, Maine, should at least appreciate the openness of one of their city council members.
Councilman Andrew Zarro owns a coffee shop in town, called Little Woodfords.
Besides a cup of joe, patrons can also buy stickers from Zarro.
According to the conservative website Post Millennial, some of the stickers Zarro sells, as posted to his Instagram account, feature phrases such as “Abort Republicans,” “Defund God,” and “Thank you for making me a godless heaux.”
“The controversial stickers came as a surprise to many considering the LGBTQ council member’s frequent pro-equality and inclusivity messaging,” Post Millennial reported.
“Only a few weeks before these stickers were shared to ‘Little Woodfords’ Instagram account, the coffee shop sold posters that stated ‘All Are Welcome Here.’ ‘All races, classes, ages, religions, bodies, abilities, genders, identities, sexual orientations, countries of origin are welcome here,’” the posters said.
The posters, however, did not specify that all are welcome regardless of their political leaning or affiliation, the website noted.
Portland, however, might be on its way to being unlivable – at least for conservatives, whether they are aborted or not.
Zarro is one of a six-member left-wing majority on the City Council, having won his seat in 2020 with 54 percent of the vote. Portland, as a city, gave Joe Biden 81 percent of its vote in 2020.
The Post Millennial noted that Zarro, according to his website, “ran on criminal justice reform and the enormous ‘challenges our generation faces because of climate change, the moral awakening of racial and social injustices embedded in our countries DNA, and the socio-economic burdens of being less upwardly mobile than the generations before us.”
The Portland Press Herald reported in November that Zarro wanted the council to “devote more resources to combating climate change.”
“He’d like to provide more funding to the city’s sustainability office, roll out a citywide curbside composting program and shift transportation planning away from cars and toward more bike and pedestrian upgrades,” the paper reported.
And while Portland may not be bleeding residents like many blue states and cities, its population has flatlined, according to Census Bureau data.
Between 2011 and 2019, Portland grew by one-half of 1 percent, which was less than half of Maine’s overall statewide growth rate over that time.
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