Weekly Presidential Address: Campaign finance – USA Today

Characterizing their stalling as "politics at its worst," President Barack Obama says Republicans should quit blocking a bill to limit the amount of money corporations and unions can spend on campaign advertising. (Sept. 18) (See Video)

‘My fight is for the people’ – Source: The Wilson Times

Ever since Calvin Woodard decided to run for Wilson County sheriff, he said there is no time to waste.

"I’ve been campaigning now for over a year and a half," Woodard said. "First I had to run against Sheriff (Wayne) Gay in the primary. Then he said he would do whatever it takes to make sure I didn’t walk into the office easily. Then Mr. Farmer jumps into the race. So it has been a busy time campaigning straight through with no time to slow down."(Read more)

Note: You must subscribe to the Wilson Times Online to read more. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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Wake County Commissioners Debate Forum

 

Wake County Commissioners Debate Forum”

WHEN: September 30, 2010

WHERE: Martin Street Baptist Church

1001 East Martin Street

Johnson Building

Raleigh, NC 27610

TIME: 6:00-8:00 p.m..

WHO: Parents, concerned citizens, educators and other interested persons who would like to learn more about of the candidates for county commissioners and how their decisions will impact our children’s education

WHAT: Wake County Commissioners Debate Forum will focus on:

*Equal Education

* WCPSS Reassignment Plan

*Community Zones

*Equity

*Budget

Please register at www.cccaac.com or call (919) 231-9057 for additional information.

The CCCAAC believes all children should receive a quality education that will give them the skills necessary to become productive citizens in today’s society

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NAACP

Curmilus,

By now you have heard about One Nation Working Together, the historic March on Washington scheduled for 10.2.10. The NAACP will lead a broad coalition to bring America together and put America back to work. But 10.2.10 is just the beginning. The next step comes in November.

Are you registered to vote yet? Are your friends and family?

This year’s elections are shaping up to be as crucial as 2008. As some media pundits attempt to turn back the clock by reopening the "debate" over the Civil Rights Act, the 14th Amendment and affordable health care, we need to stay strong and focused. Most importantly, we need to vote.

If you are not registered, you can do it right here, right now. The NAACP has developed Upload 2 Uplift, a new initiative to empower voters with the click of a mouse. Our online tool enables people to register to vote on the web and spread the word to family and friends who are not yet registered:

http://action.naacp.org/Upload2Uplift

Since its inception, the NAACP has been committed to bringing the fundamental right to vote to every member of the black community. And despite huge strides in voter turnout during the Presidential election, only 69% of African Americans are currently registered to vote, compared to 75% of non-Hispanic whites.

Our goal is to register every last voter, to verify every last voter, to mobilize every last voter, and to protect the rights of every last voter because in close elections, every vote counts.

But to achieve this goal, we need your help. Tell your networks about Upload 2 Uplift so that this innovative technology can reach the millions of remaining unregistered voters.

Once you are signed up for Upload 2 Uplift, a mobile messaging feature will remind you to vote on Election Day. Make sure your voice counts and get started now:

http://action.naacp.org/Upload2Uplift

We must stay strong and focused. In the last speech Dr. King gave he said, "Nothing would be more tragic than for us to turn back now." We have come too far to turn back. Join us in Washington, DC on 10.2.10 and, most importantly, register to vote.

For more than 100 years the NAACP has been working to facilitate change, but it’s up to you to make sure change starts at the polls.

Thanks for your support,

Ben Jealous
President and CEO
NAACP

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2 Simple Rules for Voters in Instant Runoff Voting for NC Court of Appeals

TWO SIMPLE RULES FOR IRV VOTING:

1. Voters must not rank the same candidate twice, and 2. Strategy includes endorsements and ranking potential winners only.

Read further to learn how to avoid having your vote be a total shot in the dark. (Read more)

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A Moment In Education – A Response from E.D. Arrington Pertaining To The Education Forums That Were Held In Wilson NC

As you so well noted, the educational problems facing this country, particularly our educators dedicated to teaching minority and poor children, are formidable.  And it certainly is not lost on me the sincere efforts by people in many professions — political and nonpolitical — have made for years to address and alleviate the mounting problems.  For those 80% of students who graduate, some might say those efforts paid off.  But for the portion of that 80% who graduate, but can’t read; or, the 20% who dropout, I join with concerned citizens who say: "It is time for a change."  We must try new, innovative, creative, and focused methods and techniques to academically strengthen those at-risk youth and help them develop into grounded, productive citizens.  We owe it to the children to try something new.

I look forward to attending whatever forums, workshops, and/or programs, but not to talk about the problems.  We know what the problems are.  It’s time to put forth well-thought out solutions to solve the problems.

Again, thank you for your encouragement.

E.D. Arrington

Note: I agree 100% with Ms. E.D. Arrington. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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(IRV) New boxes on the ballot – instant runoffs – Source: Salisbury Post

Voters across the state will see something new on the ballot this fall, and they should applaud it as a pragmatic money-saving improvement in the elections process.

A small but determined platoon of opponents will try to depict this positive change as a conspiracy by a villainous fill-in-the-blank force — the Democrats, the Republicans, the establishment, the computer industry — to undermine democracy. Voters ought to listen instead to their own common sense. Instant runoff voting will save them a second trip to the polls and it will save the state up to $5 million. (Read more)

Note: I totally agree with gg and Joyce McCloy I had the opportunity to sit on am IRV presentation in Rocky Mount NC. I am not in favor of the IRV for all the reasons gg and McCloy to name a few. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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