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Group tries to put Pinellas officials on hot seat



LARGO — About 3,000 members of a countywide interfaith group gathered to put Pinellas public officials on the hot seat Monday night.

Leaders from Faith and Action for Strength Together, or FAST, urged Pinellas leaders and elected officials to make helping people in the community a priority over things like sprucing up beaches and expanding bike paths.

"We are here tonight because we are tired of officials balancing their budgets on the backs of the poor," said the Rev. Clark Hazley of Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church. "We are here to take a stand for families that are in need in our communities."

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:33pm]


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