August 22, 2021 Media Contact: Lee Hayes
Minneapolis City Council Candidate Mickey Moore
Issues Final Statement on Wording of Yes 4 Minneapolis Ballot Initiative
“Many of the same Minneapolis City Council members who advocated abolishing and defunding the Minneapolis Police Department also pushed for the dangerous and deceptive language that will accompany the Yes 4 Minneapolis ballot initiative that will be put before voters this fall.
“As a City Council candidate for Ward 9, I am in favor of providing full transparency on both the pros and cons of all ballot initiatives, because voters must be able to make informed decisions about the future of our city.
“Sadly, the Minneapolis City Council’s recent vote to shield the Yes 4 Minneapolis ballot initiative from any type of public scrutiny shows that they care more about advancing their extremist, political agenda than allowing voters to make a well-educated decision about the safety and security of our city for generations to come.
“I firmly believe these counterproductive and self-serving elected officials must be voted out of office this fall and replaced with professional, disciplined, pragmatic, and unbiased representatives of the people.
“The city of Minneapolis is in the middle of a public safety crisis. Now is not the time for voters to make decisions about the future of our city in a vacuum. Now more than ever, we desperately need leaders who will put the common good of residents and business owners above any personal agenda or political grandstanding.”
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