From left: Myles Carter, Dominique Calhoun, Joel Moore
Activists Myles Carter, who ran county-wide for sheriff and Dominique Calhoun, who threw her hat in the ring for 1st District County Legislator, did not win their respective Primary races on Tuesday. Conscientious young attorney Joel Moore, who after being knocked off the ballot in his quest for a city court judgeship, was not even given the opportunity to run in the Primary.Attorney Moore, a Democrat, will appear on the Conservative Line in November).
But all three are winners in their own right.
Myles said it best after the election: “We win no matter what, the issues and solutions facing our community are now mainstream. We will continue the fight for justice and accountability.”
These bright young political newcomers, and community activists, took their push for change beyond the marches and demonstrations and decided to go for the chance to get into the system to effectuate real change.
We’d like to congratulate them for stepping to the plate, speaking truth to power, and bringing issues to the light – which without their advocacy would remain in the dark.
They deserve our respect and support! Onward Ever! Backwards Never!