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November 1, 2009

VOTE!!! IMPORTANT Elections on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Do you have an election in your community this week?  If you do, go out and VOTE and take a friend with you.

Folks, there are elections all across the country on Tuesday, November 3 and THEY MATTER. 

We’ll see important elections for Governor in New Jersey and Virginia and important Mayoral elections in Atlanta, Houston, New York and other cities and we should be focused on them.  Plus races for City Council, State Legislature and other positions are also up for grabs.  These elections might not receive as much publicity and hype and may not seem to be as ‘sexy’ as the Presidential elections but they are more important in many ways.

These elections will affect our daily lives: The raising of fees, property taxes, making our schools more effective, fighting disparities in our criminal justice system are all determined by the City Council, Commissioner’s Court, Sherriff’s office and by local and state judges yet we ignore these elections.  We should gladly spend time in lines to make sure our votes are counted in our local elections.

Even though President Obama is the leader of our country and the leader of the Democratic Party, once he authorizes monies to go to our communities our local elected officials are the ones who decide HOW to spend the monies. 

Our President is VERY important but our local elected officials are the people who allocate these funds in a meaningful way or waste it to serve their own personal agendas.

In order for President Obama’s policies to be effective, we need local politicians in office who have a similar vision.

Know which local politician(s) in your community will do the most for you and your family.  Share this information with your neighbors and friends and please make sure everyone in your household go out and vote and make sure each person takes a friend with them to the polls.

Keep your eyes on the prize — vote on Tuesday!!!


  1. Paulette,
    Great job reminding people to vote. It’s a shame that so many only turn out every 4 years. I know I’ve be there (once again).

    By the way, just letting you know that you haven’t heard from me in awhile because I’ve taken on a work project that takes most of my reading & writing blogs time … which means less learning! YUK! Keep up the good stuff!

    Comment by afrankangle — November 1, 2009 @ 6:45 pm | Reply

    • Frank, it bothers me that people think that they are fulfilling their ‘civic responsibility’ by voting once every four years – go figure. Only about 20-30% of all voters participate in local elections, that’s why corrupt local officials continue to do absolutely nothing for the majority of their constituents. Since no one votes for them they are not held accountable by the citizens of their community. Believe you me they are doing what’s good for the 20-30% who vote for them.

      I know I’m preaching to the choir – I’m just venting. 🙂

      I’m with you Frank; I hate it when work (that pays my bills) interferes with my blogging! 🙂

      Have a great week!

      Comment by Paulette — November 1, 2009 @ 7:24 pm | Reply

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