Important Differences You Will Notice!!!
1.) The salaries of City Council members are out of control. City Council members are set to make well over 100,000 dollars this year, and already have raises coming. If theywere really doing an extraordinary job, that might be reasonable or appropriate,but I don't think anyone agrees with that asessment of their work. They have, in many ways, failed our city. This is why so many of them are quitting, retiring, being forced out, or losing their re-election campaigns. Mickey Moore has taken a pledge to donate half his salary to local charities and nonprofit organizations. The hope is that this example inspires further donations and charity from within the system. Will any other council member step up and do the same...?
Below is a short list of nonprofit organization and charities that Mickey has already selected to recieve funds right away...
The George Floyd Memorial Foundation
The PIllsbury House and Theater
The Boys and Girls Club
(If you have another charity or nonprofit that you'd like us to consider, simply contact Mickey anytime to discuss this idea...)
2.) Mickey plans to open and staff a local Ward 9 office, available to our residents on a full-time basis. We all know how difficult it can be to arrange a meeting downtown with a govt. agency. Too often, trying to meet with your elected city-council member can be equally difficult and discouraging. We must begin a new commitment to our residents that we will be available and accessible for them where they are. If this means providing a local office space for meetings, the dissemination of critical information, a comfortable place to provide resources and guide residents towards accessing city services, then we must do that. Our job is to make the lives of our residents easier and better, not harder or more complicated. A local office provides opportunity and accesibility and makes direct understanding and advocacy of the residents of each Ward only that more more responsive. If anyone is worried or curious about whrere the funding for this effort will come from, please see important difference #1...)
3.) Mickey will attend every possible neighborhood association meeting. Ventura Village, Phillips (West, Midtown and East), Seward, Longfellow, Cocoran, Powderhorn, Central, Standish- Ericsson, and many, many others. I will not only attend, but be there to speak, answer questions, and field any inquiries. I view the neighborhopod associations as one of our most vital links to our residents. If, for any reason, someone needs to contact their city-council person, they should know with certainty, that they can always attend their local neighborhood associaltion meeting and we will be there with time to interact with them personally. Every neighborhood. Every meeting. This commitment is actually fundamentally more important than almost any other becasue it fundamentally establishes to responsive duty of each councilmember to their respective residents.
Who is Mickey Moore and why do we need him on our City Council?
As everyone already knows, our city is facing some real problems. Some are out in the open, some are still trying to remain hidden. Some we're facing right now, (like homelessness, racial injustice, economic strife, the "education gap" in our public schools, and others...) and some are just around the corner. (the next viral pandemic, the national debt, education gap between America and the rest of the world, climate change and others...) We can either deal with these issues rationally, intelligently, and immediately, in a genuine effort to make things better (imagine some historical issue like civil rights legislation) or we can continue to stick our collective heads in the sand, pretending that these issues are not serious and put off doing the necessary things we must do, until it's too late. (imagine a current issue like the way we've mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic) Mickey Moore is here to help solve these problems and work to provide a better way of life for everyone in our city.
Candidate for city-council (MPLS 9th Ward)
Let's make a REAL difference in the 9th Ward
Dear 9th Ward Neighbor-
My name is Mickey Moore and I'm on the ballot for City-Council. I want to remind you that you have a choice to vote for someone you know and who knows you. Someone born and raised in Minneapolis who shares your values and experiences. Who exemplifies the type of Donald Fraser style professionalism and Sharon Sayles-Belton level of competence to which you've grown accustomed. Someone with the true discipline and integrity to function as your direct city representative, without embarrassing themselves or our ward.
What we need now more than anything are leaders who are not guided solely by their own personal agenda. Who are not consumed with their obligation to one particular political party and are willing to work for the people to find and institute real solutions and meaningful reforms. I want you to know and believe that I will always be responsive to you personally. Neither our ward nor our city will benefit from people who want to fight with their own personal enemies, or use their position as a platform for their own misguided political viewpoints. You can easily prove this by simply calling me anytime. (my direct phone number is right at the top of every website page) Please check out this unique website more closely and look into why a vote for Mickey Moore is a better and more responsible choice for us this time.
We all know and agree that politics is broken for us. Oh yeah...it's working great for politicians and the wealthy elite, but for us, the common people, the average everyday working American, it is constantly gridlocked. All the smart and available solutions we have can never be implemented until we the people elect leaders who are willing to work together. This is why we need new leaders. Leaders like me, Mickey Moore, who are willing to put the people in front of extremist partisan politics. Put individual citizens in front of self-interested corporations who want to control the narrative and even in front of the uncompromising political parties. Like the slogan says, "WE NEED MOORE". Thank you in advance for your support.
The Important ways in which Mickey Moore will change the 9th Ward...
1.) Neither Mickey nor his campaign are prioritizing donations and fundraising. In our last campaign, (U.S. Congress- 5th District 2020) we took no pac money, we had no big money donors, no special interest group financing. Nothing!!! Electing the person who spends the most money makes us accomplices in the problem of political corruption. But electing someone who significantly limits their use of money proves their absolute incorruptibility and proves that anyone can become a political leader. These are two things our system desperately needs to have happen if it is ever going to repair itself. In addition to strict limitations on our funding, we are also donating a significant % of our funds to local charities.
2.) Mickey is not obligated to represent only the Democrat or the Republican party. Naturally, being born and raised right here in Minneapolis, he embodies all the same traditional values, character traits and principles that the people of this district share. But only because that is his genuine character. Not because of some partisan obligation or calculated political decision. So Mickey is not beholden to any political party, viewpoint or issue position and can work strictly and solely for the people. This is an absolute necessity if we are to repair our broken system.
3.) Mickey is an effective leader. He's always put in charge as the captain or the boss. People listen to him and are inspired by his lead and example. Where he goes, people follow. Young and old, people across the political spectrum of all races, creeds, colors, and religions immediately recognize and respect his honesty and integrity.
4.) Mickey isn't running becasue of his own personal political ambition. He is a businessman who sees a real and serious void of leadership in our community. He doesn't have any plan to spend a lifetime in politics. This perspective allows him to concentrate on the truly critical and important issues facing our city right now....today. Rather than always considering his own future plans or the ever-looming issue of re-election.
5.) Mickey will be that independent representative that will effectively mark the beginning of a change in the way our council operates. Less politically savvy people may have to see it to believe it, but you understand that electing Mickey Moore will have immediate and long-lasting political shockwaves.