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Amy Price For Houston Council At-Large #4—Ms. Price Is The Best Candidate For Any Race On The 2011 Houston Ballot

Green candidate Amy Price is simply the best candidate in any City Council race on the 2011 Houston ballot.

General Election Day is Tuesday, November 8.

(Above–Ms. Price) 

Here is Ms. Price’s website.

Ms. Price is running in At-Large 4 against incumbent C.O.Bradford.

While Mr. Bradford asserts he is a Democrat, he is endorsed by the Texas Conservative Review. Mr. Bradford has in the past been a poor Chief of Houston Police as he mishandled administration the city crime lab, and is today a Houston Councilmember who offers little for anybody who values someone being upfront about what they stand for on Council.

Ms. Price has sought to offer solutions as part of her campaign. She is someone who listens and who thinks things out. She is someone who has worked to appeal to wide range of voters while at the same time not hiding her beliefs.

As you consider your vote for Houston At -Large #4, please give some thought to Ms. Price’s candidacy.

Here are my endorsements for the 2011 Houston ballot.

Here is a recent campaign blog entry from Ms. Price—

Problem: unclear training manuals for election judges

Solution: know your rights as a voter

It seems that Houston’s election judges are using a manual that describes next year’s election laws. Those’d be the same laws, requiring picture ID to vote, that are being challenged in court even as I write.

This new election law, geared towards fixing the basically non-existent problem of voter fraud, will make it harder for the poor, the young, the elderly to vote. No surprise, then, that it is backed by Republicans and denounced by progressives.

Apparently, two confused election judges contacted the office of State Senator Rodney Ellis, who in turn contacted the office of county clerk Stan Stanart regarding the training manual’s lack of clarity regarding the sufficiency of a voter registration card.

“By failing to include this information in your manual,” he wrote to Stanart, “an election judge utilizing the manual as the official reference document could erroneously turn away otherwise eligible voters that may have arrived with nothing more than their voter registration card.” Continue reading

November 6, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment

Texas Progressive Alliance Round Up—The Work Of Freedom Is Up To Each Of Us

Here is the most recent Texas Progressive Alliance round up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas.  TPA members are citizen-bloggers working for a better Texas.

Every Texan and every American has the ability to attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family, start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor, volunteer for candidates and causes, engage in acts of civil disobedience, and to run for public office.

This do it yourself outlook is well-represented by Occupy Houston and Occupy Galveston. Find an Occupy effort near you. Or start one yourself.

The work of democracy and freedom is up to each of us.

Here is the round up—

Off the Kuff has some updates on the state of play in the redistricting lawsuits.

McBlogger finds Texas House speaker Joe Straus finally discovering that he fudged the numbers on the budget (profanity warning). And when McB offers a profanity warning, you know it’s pretty salty.

As Michelle Obama appears at a Houston fundraiser hosted by hedge fund billionaire John Arnold, PDiddie at Brains and Eggs wants to know what the difference is between Democrats who cozy up to Wall Street and Republicans. Continue reading

November 6, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment