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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.”

Stanart, a Republican, accused Ellis of trying to “make a political point” and said he is not concerned about confusion among election workers.

Clearly, some folks were already confused, so why is Stanart not concerned? Maybe because he wants the confusion?

Here is a link to correct information about voting in the 2011 elections.

This year you can go to the polls and present the same ID you did in previous years. Whether that will be the case next year has yet to be decided.

November 6, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Don’t Forget At-Large #1

    The Houston City Council At-large poition 1 incumbent is seriously conflicted between personal gain and the benefit of the people in his relationship with a small group of cronies involved in the 20 year, $8 billion drainage project he has promoted, and the contract with the city his company has for this project. The drainage fee associated with this project is really a regressive tax, harming the middle class and poor more than the wealthy, while he has bragged that his drainage fee is 1/3 the putatively alleged (and possibly further rising) average fee. The austerity budget passed by the city council, laying off thousands of city workers and cutting sevices, will suppress the local economic recovery and destroy more jobs. Since the banks are metaphorically stuffing the mattress with their bailout money by purchasing government bonds rather than investing it in the economy to promote jobs and recovery, it falls to government at all levels to sell those bonds to them and invest in the economy, causing prosperity to ripple out. The bond market, incidently is leading the investment markets, and municipal bonds led in the second quarter this year. Finally, HPD must be held accountable for civil rights violations. Since the leaking last February of the video of the Chad Holley beating by several HPD officers, I have been working with the Black Justice Coalition. I have been participating in their weekly rallies and I have been helping to collect signatures on their petition for a civilian review board for HPD. No agency or organization is capable of, or should be trusted to, review itself, and if the police are not part of the community, they will be apart from the community.

    Comment by Don Cook | November 7, 2011

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