Moore understands that policies adopted in Washington, D.C. directly affect the ability of local elected officials to effectively govern at home. Under Moore’s leadership, the Chicago City Council became one of the first city councils in the nation to go on record opposing the pre-emptive military invasion of Iraq. Moore also was one of the chief sponsors of successful City Council resolutions calling for an immediate withdraw of U.S. military forces from Iraq and opposing the unconstitutional provisions of the so-called USA Patriot Act.
Moore recently served on the board of the National League of Cities (NLC), a national organization that advocates on behalf of America’s cities and towns, and now serves on its advisory council. In the past, he has chaired several NLC committees including the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Advocacy Committee and the Central Cities Council.
Moore is past-chairman of the National Democratic Municipal Officials Conference, a national organization of Democratic mayors and city council members, and served on the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) where DNC Chairman, Governor Howard Dean, appointed Moore to a newly formed DNC Committee on Budget and Finance.
Moore is one of the founding members of Cities for Peace, a national organization of mayors and city council members, who represent cities that passed resolutions opposing the war in Iraq. The organization is now known as Cities for Progress and includes progressive-minded local elected officials from across the nation.