OCTOBER 31, 1986
WORLD CITIZEN MAYORAL CANDIDATE GARRY DAVIS SEEKS "WORLD DEAL" WITH MAYOR MARION BARRY WILL DROP ISSUE ON BARRY'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS FREEZE ACT NEGLECT IF BARRY PLEDGES TO VOTE FOR DAVIS ON NOVEMBER 4TH
Washington-In a letter dated October 30, 1986, World Citizen candidate Garry Davis offered Mayor Marion Barry a "world deal" based on a swap of votes on Election Day.
Davis claims that the mayor failed to comply with Section 5 of D.C. Law 4-210, the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Act, which directed him "within thirty days of the effective date of this Act" to "propose to Congress. the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, and the President the immediate negotiation with the Soviet Union of a permanent, mutual freeze on the testing, production and further deployment of all nuclear weapons and their delivery systems."
Davis asked the mayor in two separate mayoral debates and in a letter dated October 15th for information of his compliance with the law.
The mayor ducked the question both times, the last being the Channel 32 debate October 25, responding in generalities concerning his opposition to nuclear war and nuclear weapons.
Inquiries by Davis to Congress, the State Dept., the White House, the Pentagon, the City Council, the Soviet Embassy and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Advisory Board revealed that no communication from Mayor Barry was received with the 30-day time frame stipulated by the 1982 law.
In Davis' letter yesterday, he claimed, however, that the mayor's "strict compliance with this section of D.C. Law 4-210 would not have changed either U.S. or Soviet policy because only world law can outlaw war itself and neither President Reagan nor General Secretary Gorbachev can or will agree on that rational course...."
In exchange for his dropping the issue, Davis wrote that" ...I invite you, as a Washingtonian World citizen, to vote for the only declared World Citizen candidate: me."