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I can not even begin to guess how many times I have been told things like...
"Bill our two party system is just not working"
"Our voting system needs an overall, It's all broken."
"Bill, we need open primaries." and the opposite, "We need to tighten up our primaries. The system is being abused."
This morning "In the Pickle Barrel" we will discuss these issues.
Hopefully, with your input, we will be able to determine what is right and what is wrong with our system of elections.Or, perhaps we will decide our system is okay.
Hope to see you at 7AM-8:30AM this morning "In the Pickle Barrel".
This episode of Urban Annapolis Magazine promises to be as powerful, informative an engaging. Many of us understand the importance of voting but far too often there are times when information becomes blurry and we could use help to navigate the waters.
Join us along with our special guest Raleigh Turnage from the Anne Arundel County NAACP Political Action Committee as we remind you of the power that you already have and clear up any misconceptions you may have not limited to voting but also including other was to contribute to the community.
We will discuss the following and more:
The voting process & how to vote
Voting rights of felons
What to do if for some reason you are unable to vote
The importance of showing up
How to share the process with your children and family
How writing, blogging and social media helps
Why showing up and giving support matters even if you are unable to vote
Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Speaker: Nancy Duncan, disability consultant, former Southeast ADA Center Network Administrator for the state of Georgia
Voting is a fundamental right. In 2002, President George W. Bush signed into law the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). This legislation is aimed at improving the general election process and sets forth new requirements for state election officials to follow. This episode will focus on the requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and HAVA to make polling places accessible to people with disabilities. We will discuss accessible registration, effective communication, and voting aids for people with disabilities.
Ferguson is a city of 21,000 residents. This little city is 67% black 28% white, and others. On August 9, 2014 a young man, preparing to enter college on Monday August 12, never made it past August 9. This young man was killed by a police officer. The account given by the officer is that the young man was ordered to not walk in the street. It is said by the officer the young man refused to move to the sidewalk; words were exchanged, the young many reached into the patrol car to grap the officer and the office shot to protect himself. Based on the officers statement via police chief, the young man proceeded to run away, and the officer chased the boy and shot him several more times. The young man then lay dead, for 4 hours in the very street the officer attempted to prevent him from walking in. The reason for the now body of the young man to lay in the hot August street for 4 hours is known only to the police officers of the small town of 21,000 residents. The officer, Darren Wilson, has not been arrested, and no other person has been arrested. A person walking in the middle of a street is killed while running away from an officer, and the officer remains free, on paid leave. What does the death of a person mean to a city so small? To the majority of the people, the death is a tramatic experience and they want justice for the death of the young man. Mike Brown, who is not longer with us. To a few choice people the death of the young man, a black man, means peace has been disturbed in their small city and the few does not want the eyes of the world on their small city watching angry demonstrators.
I find something strange going on in Ferguson Missiouri. I will talk about some concerns in todays shows. Any listeners from Ferguson who know something about the voting there, please call in and let's talk about voting statistics in Ferguson Missiouri.
in Self Help
Voting is an opportunity to put people in place to improve the quality of your life. The right to vote is under attack. Voting initially was a right only for the wealthy White men. Unless citizens use the opportunity and vote, there is evidence that voting will strategically be afforded once again only to wealthy White men.
Voting is a matter of the mind. When we decide on who to vote for it should be based on issues and positions you calculate as best for you, yours and your community. If you do not like what you see day to day, vote to change your surroundings.
We get to vote local, statewide, and nationwide. Which one of these opportunities would you give up freely? You are giving up your vote every time you fail to vote. Your vote is needed and you wont see your needs and wants being met until you begin to exercise your right to vote.
Everything we do has some tie into how you voted or how you failed to vote. From the conception of life to inheritance taxes and everything in between. Voting is a mind activity not a heart activity. Love has nothing to do with voting. That's why voting is done in a booth with no eyes other than those of the voter. Do your civic duty and vote in every election and you will be instrumental in an improved society. From jobs, to healthcare, to increased minimum wages, ending Stand Your Ground, to keeping public schools open, to ending voter suppression.
Campaign for Liberty
I'll be discussing the possibility that Early Voting is a Scheme of the Political System to Fix Elections in AZ.Vans programs consist mainly on Political Issues and his Comments on them. He'll have Guests, and take Callins @ 347-857-4804 / 877-572-4283, join us in the Chat Room. We appreciate your Sharing the Program & Join me on Face Book with comments, postings, likes etc., Contact Van to speak with your groups in person. God Bless You All; Van
Campaign Site; http://vanushouse.com
Check the #’s;
FAIR/Pulse, Feb. 2013— poll of likely voters: * 86% believe illegal immigration is a problem in the U.S. * 74% believe the government isn’t effective at preventing illegal immigration.
Rasmussen, Jan 2013— poll of likely voters: * 90% of Union Members say reduction of illegal immigration is important to them.
CIS/Pulse, Feb. 2013 — poll of likely voters: * 64% say immigration enforcement is too little.*71% believe illegal aliens in the U.S. a result of a failure to enforce immigration laws
53% would be more likely to support a political party that favored the enforcement of immigration laws.
Check out this link as well having to do with “AZTLAN” MOVEMENT: http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jan/25/local/la-me-0126-compton-20130126 ,
Contact; Van to share this and more Information with your groups as well.
Primary Voting August 2014 - Poll Update - Lamar Aleandexr vs Joe CarrJoe Carr
We will discuss various voting methods and I will give an opinion on what I feel the best voting method is and why. Also we will be discussing the latest in the Gubanatorial Race in NYS
This installment of The Forbidden Fruit will explore the famous quote by Mark Twain..."If voting made any difference, they wouldn't let us do it." What do you think about that quote? Do we really chose our politicians? WTF is the Electorial College and do they have a football team? LOL Well you know how we do it here on the Fruit! Call in and give us you input and have some fun with us.
Call in at: 347-202-0492
Email us at AppleBrain@Live.co
On this show we discuss rank choice voting possible coming as a way of voting. We also will talk about the street fee being talked about by the Duluth City Council. More if we have time, less if we don't have the time to talk about it LOL. Remember to follow me on the blog as at www.duluthpolitics2.blogspot.com
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