Choose Civility, Santa Monica


As campaign season heats up, many opponents of Measure LV — and long-time residents of Santa Monica — have discovered their “NO on LV” yard signs stolen, repeatedly found dog excrement on their doorsteps, or been yelled at while grocery shopping by supporters of LV for not sharing their opinion.

While it is wonderful that people are so engaged in a local issue, this type of disrespectful behavior is uncalled for in our community. After all, we are all neighbors and will continue to be so after November 8.

Please, Santa Monica, choose civility. We are all neighbors and while we may not always agree on issues, we should at least agree that people have the right to disagree with one another without harassment or name-calling.

Thank you.

Judy Abdo and Juan Matute

Co-Chairs, Santa Monica Forward