This November, America will speak up by way of casting their vote, and those voices must be heard, from the city to the federal level. Being a citizen of Antioch, I have been victimized over the last few years by the poor choices, ineffectiveness and non-engagement of two Antioch council members, namely Reggie Moore and Martha Parsons.
We “victims” have the opportunity to oust these two in November. It will not be easy, having recently heard that Reggie Moore will have union backing.
Councilman Moore’s exploits regarding the following: the $40,000 he requested for the Halloween Carnival; refusal to meet with law-abiding citizens without attorney approval; refusal to participate in City Council candidates forum; voted against the teen curfew; pushed to settle the Section 8 lawsuit; tried to force the council into creating a Civilian Police Oversight Committee to help bolster the plaintiffs’ Section 8 lawsuit; and sympathizing with the Oakland cop killer. And most recent: lying on his ballot statement that he “led the way on the community center project.”
Councilman Moore has been toxic and harmful to our community. Reggie Moore’s continued presence on the City Council for the next four years will destroy our quality of life.
Now is the time to act and to act with determination and focus. If citizens do not work together, collectively, to defeat Reggie Moore’s re-election campaign, Antioch will be stuck with him for another four years.
This November’s candidates will feature Arne Simonson, Gary Agopian and Wade Harper, all of whom truly emphasize the integrity, compassion and focus necessary to guide Antioch into the future.
Lastly, some of us have children that will vote for the first time in their lives this November. Be a parent – ensure that they are indeed registered to vote, walk them through the voting process and spend time with them explaining the importance of their privilege to vote and what it means to their future.
Mac McIlvenna, Antioch