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Former MPEV Spokesperson Describes Amarillo as "Sexist" and "Toxic"

A former proponent of the proposed multi-purpose event venue recently described Amarillo as being "the most sexist, toxic place in the U.S." in a recent Tweet.

Following the press conference regarding the downtown baseball stadium, Meghan Riddlespurger, former co-founder of the Amarillo Millennial Movement, called Amarillo "sexist" and "toxic." Riddlespurger wrote on Twitter, "My hometown is the most sexist, toxic place in the U.S., without a doubt. It hurts to watch men steal credit from women who worked so hard."

Riddlespurger wrote the Tweet in regards to what she called a "lack of coverage" for former Downtown Amarillo, Inc. director Melissa Dailey.

Meghan Riddlespurger was the spokesperson for the Amarillo Millennial Movement during the 2015 MPEV non-binding referendum election. Riddlespurger lobbied councilmembers on behalf of the pro-MPEV campaign. Following the MPEV election, Riddlespurger worked for DAI, serving under Dailey.

Riddlespurger was also named the 2015 Woman of the Year by the Amarillo Globe-News editorial board. 

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