• 73°

White resigns from Atmore Citizens for Change

Loumeek White has resigned from his position within the Atmore Citizens for Change organization, according to a release.

“Atmore schools is my priority,” White said. “But, now, with the 2020 school year just six weeks away, no public release of the feasibility study for a city school and the Atmore municipal elections (campaigns) well underway, I feel the progress of the Atmore Citizens for Change movement is at a temporary standstill.”
White, who is running for the District 5 seat of the Escambia County Board of Education, said the movement and the group must continue.

While these circumstances are beyond our control and with no current resolve, I believe it is best to begin to implement an alternative solution and seek other means where I can be more productive and focused solely on the future of the schools in Atmore,” he said. “I understand that great leadership must be fluid and able to evolve. Therefore, I have decided to resign from Atmore Citizens for Change (ACC) in pursuit of the District 5 school board seat.”

“Some may question my decision, but I implore you to understand that we can effectuate change on many levels and in all places,” he added. “For example, after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., those involved within the Civil Rights Movement pressed on, but in different places. John Lewis became a longstanding U.S. Senator, while some established cooperatives, partnerships and other coalitions. The goals never changed. Organizers never stopped gaining allies and building sodalities.”