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Early Voting Ongoing In Harris County And All Of Texas—Who Can A Liberal Or Progressive Support?

Early voting is ongoing in Texas.

The last day of early voting is Friday, November 2.  General Election Day is Tuesday, Novermber 6.

(Above–A ballot box.)

I’m supporting Green nominee Jill Stein for President.

Ms. Stein is the only honest voice in this campaign regarding our rigged economy that benefits the most wealthy to the detriment of everyday working people, climate change, and police state-like attcks on the right to dissent.

If I lived in a contested state I would vote for President Obama because there are substantial differences between the two major party candidates.

An important local race can be found in Houston State House district 134. Centrist Democrat Ann Johnson is running to unseat extreme Tea Party Republican Sarah Davis.

Representative Davis has time and time again voted to gut public edcation in Texas and has been part of Governor Rick Perry’s attacks on womens health in Texas.

Texas political blogger Perry Dorrell has compiled two excellent lists on who a liberal or progressive might consider in Harris County and in Texas for 2012.

Here is Perry’s post for federal and statewide offices.  

Here is Perry’s post for Harris County and state legislative races. 

October 30, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

Our Neighbors in Haiti Have Also Been Strongly Impacted By Hurricane Sandy

As we respond to the impact of Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent inland storm here in the United States, we should also recall our neighbors in Haiti who have also been adversely impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

(Above–Hurricane Sandy over the Caribbean on October 24.)

From The New York Times

“On Monday, the scale of damage in Haiti from Hurricane Sandy became evident. Even though the storm’s center skirted the country, more than 20 inches of rain fell on Haiti’s south and southwest over four days last week, causing at least 52 deaths, tearing out crops and destroying houses…. The government said that the homes of as many as 200,000 people had been damaged — on top of almost 400,000 people still homeless from the January 2010 earthquake. ” 

The Guardian newspaper in England has interviews with leader of international non-profits that are part of the relief efforts in Haiti.

Here is the link to the International Rescue Committee.  This international organization is offering assistance to folks in Haiti.

Here is a BBC overview of Haiti.

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