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IECAAC Supports Measure C For good Government

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Lord considers their threats and enables your servants to speak with much boldness, Acts 4:29

According to the Book of Acts, the servants of the Lord had to face threats from those in high places during the early stages of establishing the Christian Church. Even though it has been over two thousands years since that time, today we face threats of lawsuits against our brothers and even one of our brethren at the First Nazarene Church in the city was intimidated last year by those in high places.

This is something we cannot take lightly because if allowed to go unchallenged others might take us as easy targets to take on in the future. I am proud and happy to lead such an organization as Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches, IECAAC, where the brothers have shown courage to “speak with much boldness” in support of its members and churches in the community.

I know the difficulty of a united effort to speak out when one does not understand all of the politics of the day or the far reaching tentacles of such actions of people in high places.

I am also reminded of another scripture, Ephesians 6:12 that explain our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, authorities and powers of this dark world in high places. Therefore we must continue to fight the good fight in a political arena for the benefit of our people to live an abundant life that has been promised them by our government.

It is my honest belief after listening to the mayor, city council and the city attorney talk about duplicate services been carried out in the city; it is in the best interest of the citizens to vote for Measure C to change the charter to have these professional positions appointed by the mayor and council.

It will “eliminate duplicate service” and “save many more taxpayers dollars” in the process. It will also put the “political power into the hands of the council” that we elect to make policy and run our government. It will allow those who wish to do business in the city to get “straight talk” from one body instead of from different elected representatives with separate political agendas.

I am recommending that all citizens support the passage of Measure C by voting YES.

Pastor Philip Powell
President
IECAAC

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